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Tragedy struck Lehigh's campus 
early the afternoon of June 7 when a 
small plane carrying two undergradu- 
ates crashed into Sayre Park near the 
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. 
Both students were killed instantly. 
They were David R. Thomas, '51, son 
of Dr. and Mrs. Harold P. Thomas, 
and Thomas P. Nelson, '52, a stepson 
of the vice-president of United Air- 
lines. The father of young Thomas is 
head of Lehigh's department of Edu- 


The campus was still suffering 
from the shock of the plane crash 
when word csmie a day later that 
George B. Curtis, University Reg- 
istrar, had died in St. Luke's Hos- 
pital foliowing a long illness. A 
member of Lehigh's staff since 
1920, Mr. Curtis had been admit- 
ted to the hospital December 7, 

He came to the University as an 
assistant professor of economics, 
and was appointed assistant Dean 
and Registrar in 1926. Mr. Curtis 
was graduated from Wesleyan 
University in 1916 and received 
his master of arts degree from Co- 
lumbia University in 1923. 


New honor came to Dr. Lawrence 
P. Gipson, Lehigh's research profes- 
sor of history and former head of the 
department of history and govern- 
ment, early this month when he re- 
ceived the 1950 Bancroft prize of $2,- 
000 for distinguished writing in Amer- 
ican history. He received the award for 
his book "The Victorious Years, 1758- 
1760" which is part of a series en- 
titled "The Great War for Empire." 


Editor's note: More complete 
accounts will be published in the 
Quarterly issue of the Alumni Bul- 
letin which will be issued in July. 


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Published by the Alumni Association of Lehigh University, Inc. 

Cross Cutting the Campus page 3 

Parade of Sports page 8 

With Alumni Clubs page 10 

The Miracle of One Year 

by John H. Van Ness, '51 page 11 

Lives of Lehigh Men page 12 

President, Edward A. Curtis, '25 

Vice-presidents, Raymond K. Stritzinger, '10 and George 
F. A. Stutz, '22 

Treasurer, H. P. McFadden, '25 

Ai-chivist, Arthur W. Klein, '99 

Executive Secretary and Editor, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, 
Leonard H. Schick, '37 

Nevin E. Funk, '05 
Leonard M. Horton, '28 
Robert C. Watson, '13 , 

Clifford F. Lincoln, '11 
George R. Brothers, '08 
Monroe J. Rathbone, '21 

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A sizable and growing part of the fuel to power this 
country's motor cars and diesel engines now comes from 
under the sea. Offshore drilling for oil started some years 
ago along the California coast. Now oil is flowing both 
from wells in the Pacific and in the Gulf of Mexico. 

The potential oil production from deposits locked in 
the Continental shelf is enormous. The producing "field" 
skirting the Texas-Louisiana coast alone is said to contain 
reserves estimated at from 4 to 10 billion barrels (170 to 
420 billion gallons). 

Tapping a submarine pool of oil, sometimes as far as 
thirty miles from shore, is a formidable job. The man who 
drills for oil under the sea has a lot of special worries of 
his own: storms, for one thing, and tight working space. 

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and problems connected with handling the oil and getting 
it to storage points on land. His equipment needs are 
correspondingly specialized. 

Bethlehem supplies all types of equipment used in off- 
shore oil production. Steel derricks and drilling machinery. 
Drilling platforms constructed of steel for use in locations 
where the depth of water may be as much as fifty feet. 
Giant drilling barges that are sunk to the bottom for 
drilling oil wells in the marshlands and bayous of Texas 
and Louisiana and other areas where the water is shallow. 

Our service to the oil industry on drilling barges starts 
with the keel-laying and ends with the barge complete, 
including all the necessary drilling equipment and crew's 
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Summer Session 

More than 80 courses will be offered 
during Lehigh's summer session which 
will open June 26 and continue 
through August 9. In addition to reg- 
ular undergraduate offerings, special 
courses will be given in civil, mechani- 
cal, metallurgical and mining engineer- 
ing. Two workshops for teachers; one 
in curriculum and one in health prob- 
lems will be included. 

Classes for undergraduates will 
meet six days a week and each class 
will be of 75 minutes duration. Ad- 
vanced courses, limited to graduate stu- 
dents, will meet four times a week, but 
the periods will be 110 minutes long. 

Scholarships Increase 

The value of 165 undergraduate 
scholarships will be increased this fall 
to bring the value of such aid up to 
the revised tuition rates as recently ap- 
proved by the Board of Trustees. The 
annual increase will be in excess of 

Effective with the academic year 
1950-51, the forty competitive region- 
al scholarships will be awarded on the 
basis of $800 for an academic year or 
$3200 for a normal four-year program 
of study. Prior to the World War II 
these carried an annual value of $400 
and were increased to $600 in 1947. 

The value of 80 general tuition 
scholarships, the eight Mining and Me- 
chanical Institute scholarships and the 
Leonard Hall scholarships has been 
proportionately increased and will be 

granted on the basis of the total tui- 
tion cost for the student to whom the 
award is made. 

Dean of Arts and Science 

As reported in the "Bulletin Board" 
of the May issue Professor Robert P. 

Robert P. More, '10, succeeds Dr. Phil- 
ip Palmer as Dean of Arts and Science 

More, '10, has been named to succeed 
Dr. Philip M. Palmer as Dean of the 
College of Arts and Science. The latter 
plans to retire in June following com- 
mencement exercises. 

Following his graduation from the 
University, Lehigh's newest dean at- 
tended Harvard, and in 1913 received 
his master of arts degree from that 

University. He also studied at the Uni- 
versity of Munich and the Universit)' 
of Heidelberg before returning to his 
alma mater in 1916 as an assistant pro- 
fessor of German. 

He was promoted to associate pro- 
fesssor in 1925, professor in 1942, 
head of the department of German in 
1946, and was named associate Dean 
of the College of Arts and Science in 
1949. He is also serving as Executive 
Secretary of the Graduate School Fac- 

Classical Languages 

When the University decided to cre- 
ate a department of classical languages 
it was only natural that Dr. Earl L. 
Crum, professor and head of the de- 
partment of Greek, should be selected 
to head the new department. A gradu- 
ate of St. John's College, Annapolis, 
Md., with the bachelor of arts degree. 
Dr. Crum received his master's degree 
from the Johns Hopkins Universit)' 
and his doctor of philosophy degree 
from New York Universit}'. 

A member of Lehigh's facult)- since 
1929, he was visiting lecturer at the 
University of Coimbra, Portugal, while 
on a leave of absence in 1935, and a 
visiting professor at Heidelberg Uni- 
versit)' in 1949. A veteran of both 
World wars, he served overseas from 
1943-46 as historian and educational 
officer under General Omar Bradley, 
and at the close of the war he became 
chief of rehgious affairs in the United 
States zone of occupation. Later he was 





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Elrama power plant, near Pittsburgh, now 
under construction by Dravo, will increase 
Duquesne's system capacity by almost 
25%. Dravo will serve as construction 
agent for the entire project, including a 
coeJ unloading dock, a mechanized coal- 
handling system, outdoor switching facili- 
ties and a screen house. This is the third 
large-scale power project entrusted to 
Dravo by Duquesne Light within the past 
two years. 






Engineering constructors of power plants, boiler plants, central stations, compressor stations, water pumping 
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appointed the officer in charge of re- 
opening Heidelberg University. 

Philosophy Chairman 

When Professor Frank C. Becker 
retires June 30 as chairman of the de- 
partment of philosophy he will be 
succeeded by Howard J. B. Ziegler 
now serving as assistant professor of 
philosophy. A graduate of Franklin 
and Marshall College, the Lancaster 
Theological Seminary of the Reformed 
Church, and the Lutheran Seminary in 
Philadelphia, Professor Ziegler did 
graduate work at Columbia University 
and the Union Theological Seminary. 

Since his graduation from the Lan- 
caster Theological Seminary, he has 
served as pastor of the St. John's Evan- 
gelical and Reformed Church at Or- 
wigsburg, the Trinity Evangelical and 
Reformed Church of Philadelphia, and 
has taught at the Union Theological 

Fraternity Campaign 

Plans to build on the campus were 
revealed this month by the Sigma Chi 
fraternity when the local chapter 
opened a campaign for $50,000 to be 
used towards a goal of $135,000 for 
the construction of a chapter house on 
South Mountain. The estimated cost 
of the new building is $120,000 with 
an additional $15,000 being budgeted 
for furnishings and landscaping. 

Known as the Alpha Rho chapter, 
the fraternity is now completing its 
63rd year at Lehigh, and currently is 
occupying quarters at 103 East Packer 
Avenue. Formerly the chapter was 
housed at 240 East Broad Street for 
more than 40 years, but during the war 
this property was sold to the Bethle- 
hem YMCA. 

The site selected for the Sigma Chi's 
new home is centrally located in Sayre 
Park between the Beta Theta Pi and 
Phi Delta Theta fraternities. This lo- 
cation will conveniently group in a 
symbolic triangle the three fraternities 
originally founded at Miami Univer- 
sity, Ohio, and known as the Miami 

Bach Festival 

In April of each year Lehigh's Pack- 
er Memorial Chapel becomes the Mec- 
ca for music lovers who come from all 
over the country to hear Bethlehem's 
famed Bach Choir present its annual 
Festival. This year proved no excep- 
tion, and despite inclement weather 
hundreds filled the Chapel on two suc- 

Packer Chapel provided a fitting background for the 43rd annual Bach Festival 

cessive week-ends to hear the 43rd an- 
nual program in memory of the great 

Directed by Dr. Ifor Jones, the Fes- 
tival has attracted so much attention 
that a motion picture based on Bethle- 
hem's Bach Choir is now being made 
by the United States State Department 
for world distribution. 

Name Candidates Lose 

Famous names failed to help under- 
graduate candidates running for class 
offices last month. Herbert C. Hoover, 
Havertown, Pa,, had to be content 
with the vice-presidency of the senior 
class as he was defeated by Al Bryniar- 
sik, Plainfield, N. J., who campaigned 
on a "Placement Jobs for Seniors" 

Edward Martin, Yonkers, N. Y., the 
other "famous Republican" name on 
the ticket was eliminated when 'Web- 

ster Dann, Buffalo, hockey captain, 
was voted into the presidency of the 
Class of 1952, and George Feuerbach, 
Hempstead, N. Y. EIWA champion, 
took the vice-presidency. 

Gus Economy, Bethlehem sopho- 
more, one of seven candidates seeking 
the treasurership of the Class of 1952 
was unsuccessful with his economy 
campaign. Edward Leidheiser, basket- 
ball and baseball player, was the victor. 

Entertainment Schedule 

That Lehigh's Student Concerts-Lec- 
ture Committee has selected its events 
for the 1950-51 school year w-ith a 
great deal of consideration was evi- 
denced last month by the approval 
with which its new program of enter- 
tainment was received. 

The well-balanced program opens 
September 28 with a concert by the 
Concerteebouw Orchestra of Amster- 

Ihhleen /nidergrad/iates were honored at tradilio)ial IHagpole Day exercises 

Carl Ree/z (lejt ) receives Varsity "L" 
Club's trophy from senior Jim Arthur 

dam, Holland, the largest symphony 
orchestra ever to appear in Bethlehem. 
Other programs scheduled for next 
season include: Oct. 13, Jean Leon 
Destine and his dance troupe, current- 
ly starring in the International Exposi- 
tion in Haiti ; Nov. 3, Charles Laugh- 
ton, noted stage and screen actor; Dec. 
15, the Majorca Singers; Jan. 5, Percy 
Grainger, concert pianist; Feb. 16, a 
series of one act plays by the touring 
Demi-Tasse Players; April 20, Ken- 
neth Spencer, internationally known 
Negro baritone; May 11, Zigone, men- 
tal telepathist. 

One Year Report 

Interested in learning how members 
of the 1949 graduating class were far- 
ing a year after receiving their diplo- 
mas, Brown and White editors con- 
ducted a survey among a representa- 
tive section of the class. The results, 
published in the final issue of the pa- 
per, were interesting. 

Representing many fields of eco- 
nomic endeavour, chosen at random 
from Alumni Office files, are predom- 
inantly of the opinion that personality 
and ability to sell oneself are the prime 
requisites in job getting. Eighty-nine 

per cent of the men are following the 
line of work for which they prepared 
at Lehigh. 

Approximately one-third of those 
queried reported conditions crowded 
in such fields as research chemistry, 
high school teaching, industrial sales, 
engineering design and many of the 
engineering training courses. Howev- 
er, only a few of the group advise 
steering clear of any of the positions 
because of overcrowded conditions. 

Ranging from a low in "white col- 
lar" work and training courses, the 
average salary of the group interview- 
ed approximates $3326. The highest 
paid men are in the engineering posi- 

Sailing . . . Sailing . . . 

It's a far cry from "Canoeing auf 
dem Lehigh," but undergraduates are 
proud of their Sailing Club which this 
season won honours in nine of the ten 
meets entered. At the present time the 
Club owns two Penquin sailing din- 
ghys and expects to purchase two more 
in the near future to complete Le- 
high's fleet. 

Biggest moment in the Club's his- 
tory came in mid-May when it won 

Schedules ivere changed to enable stu- 
dents to attend Flagpole ceremonies 

The Vincent J. Pazzetti football award 
is presented by donor to Bob Numbers 

Led by the University band Lehigh' s ROTC unit paced Armed Forces Day parade 

the Greater Philadelpia championship 
in competition with Princeton, Drexel, 
Haverford and Pennsylvania. 

Armed Forces Day 

When Bethlehem's city fathers de- 
cided to stage a gigantic Armed Forces 
Day parade it was only natural that 
they should ask Lehigh's ROTC unit 
to participate. The invitation was ac- 
cepted with alacrity, and 1100 student 
soldiers paced by the University band 
led the marchers last month in what 
was reputed to be the largest parade 
in the history of the city. Following 
the march a special dinner was held 
at the Hotel Bethlehem after which 
all witnessed a display of fireworks set 
off in honour of the occasion. 

Singing with "Pop" 

Of unusual interest to undergradu- 
ates and faculty last month was a com- 
bined "Pop" concert and intramural 
singing contest sponsored jointly by the 
University band and the Alumni As- 
sociation. Complete with tables, check- 
ered cloths, candles, and refreshments, 
the program was presented in Grace 
Hall to a capacity audience, and was so 

Intran?ural singing champions, the Phi 
Gamma Deltas are proud of the trophy 

well received that it will become an 
annual highlight of the calendar of 

Sponsored since 1939 by the Lehigh 
Club of New York, the Intramural 
Singing contest finals found the com- 
petition keen as Phi Gamma Delta, 
Theta Delta Chi and Phi Delta Theta 
sang for possession of the 24 inch 
bronze trophy. Judged on enunciation, 
blend, pitch, rhythm, and spirit, the 
winner was Phi Gamma Delta, and 
this house will retain possession of the 
trophy for one year. 

Flagpole Day 

South Mountain tradition decrees 
that once each year outstanding ath- 
letes and student leaders be honored at 
a University meeting held at the flag- 
pole in the center of the campus. This 
year 1 3 trophies were awarded, but top 
honors went to husky Carl Reetz, Jr., 
'50, who received the Varsity "L" tro- 
phy as Lehigh's outstanding athlete, 
and the Peter J. Morrissey Memorial 
trophy for his swimming achievements. 
In addition to being a freestyle swim- 
mer, Reetz also specialized in field 
events on the track team. 

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Of the 1-13 events participated in by 
Lehigh's intercollet;iatc athletic teams 
durint; the past collesje year, tlie Brown 
and White has emerged victorious 11 
times. Si.\ty-six contests were lost and 
five ended in deadlocks. 

Thirteen teams represented the Uni- 
versity in varsity competition during 
1949-50, and of these .seven won the 
majority of their contests. 

Leading varsity participant, the swim- 
ming team won nine meets and lost 
one, and in addition copped the Mid- 
dle Atlantic Swimming Association 
championship. The golfers, coached by 
Bill Leckonby, also won nine and lost 
one, but an eleventh match ended in 
a deadlock. 

Two teams coached by Billy Sheri- 
dan, the wrestling and soccer aggrega- 
tions won the majority of their events. 
The matmen, who placed second in the 
Easterns won eight dual meets and lost 
tJiree, while the soccer team won four, 
lost two and tied three. 

The football team, which last fall 

lompilcd its best record in more than 
a decade, won six games and lost three 
while the hockey team, Middle Three 
title holders, won five matches and 
lost two. Fencing, the seventh team to 
win the majority of its contests, won 
six and lost five. 

Other varsity teams and their rec- 
ord for 1949-50 include: Cross-Coun- 
try, 3-6; Basketball, 4-14; Baseball, 
8-10-1; Track, 2-4; Tennis, 4-7; and 
Lacrosse, 4-8. 

Middle Atlantics 

While the baseball team coached by 
Ebb Caraway won only eight of 19 
games played, it did receive national 
recognition at the beginning and at 
the end of the season. First notice came 
during the early season southern trip 
when Lehigh scored 25 runs in one 
inning to take a 32-2 lead over the 
Quantico Marine nine only to have 
the game called because of darkness 
before four and a half innings could 
be completed. 

Recognition came for the second 

lime the season's end when the 
team competed in the Middle Atlantic 
Baseball tourney, and played three 
games in one day, winning two and 
losing one. This tourney, played in 
Bethlehem, found rain postponing Le- 
high's opening game with Albright on 
Friday, and as a result the two teams 
met early Saturday morning with the 
Brown and White winning a 2-1 de- 
cision to move into the semi-final 

Next game played wiihiii .ui hour 
of the first contest found Lehigh meet- 
ing Moravian's Greyhounds in a base- 
ball natural. For weeks local fans had 
been clamoring for a game between 
these two teams, but not until this 
tournament had such a game been ar- 

Moravian with a better season's rec- 
ord entered the game as the favorite, 
and quickly took a 1-0 lead, but Ed 
Leidheiser, sophomore hurler for Le- 
high, shackled the Greyhounds with 
only three hits, and in the seventh the 
Brown and White knotted the count. 
In the eighth Moravian's pitcher was 
driven from the mound, and the final 
score was 5-2. 

Tired but happy Lehigh rested for 
15 minutes and then tackled Bucknell's 

The Brown and While baseball squad coached by Ebb Caraway attempted the impossible by playing three games in one day 

Tom Veil Vertloh, Lehigh, slides head-frsl into third base during the game with Moravian, and scored later on a ivild throw 

Bisons for the championship. The 
Bisons had drawn a bye in the after- 
noon round after defeating Wagner 
5-3 In the morning. 

Leidheiser attempted the iron man 
stunt and took the mound for the 
Caraway men. For a while it looked 
as though Lehigh would come through 
as single counters were scored in the 
first and third innings. However, the 
Brown and White defense cracked, and 
Leidheiser weakened just enough to 
give Bucknell four runs and the title. 
The Lehigh sophomore was removed 
in the seventh inning when a line 
drive split the index finger of his 
pitching hand, but he received a tre- 
mendous ovation from the fans for his 
herculean effort. 

Not including games played in the 
tournament the baseball team since the 
May issue of the Bulletin was pub- 
lished won one game, lost four and 
tied one. The lone victory a 10-7 ver- 
dict came at the expense of Swarth- 
more, while the tie game was played 
with Franklin and Marshall and after 
14 innings the score was knotted at 

Defeats were suffered at the hands 
of Lafayette, 9-7; Rutgers, 17-4; Ursi- 
nus, 7-6; and Villanova, 6-4. 


Rutgers was the only team to defeat 
Lehigh's golfers this season and the 
match score was Gy^-^yj. Since publi- 
cation of the May Bulletin the links- 
men defeated Lafayette, 6-3; Dela- 
ware, 6-3; Bucknell, 6-3; and Seton 
Hall, 8-1. In addition the team placed 
second in the annual Mason-Dixon 


As mentioned previously the track 
team won only two of six dual meets 
during the season. First of these vic- 
tories came against Ursinus, the final 
count being 69-54, and the second was 
a 65-60 victory over Franklin and 

In the final meet Lafayette topped 
the Brown and White 90 2/3-35 1/3 
and prior to that Delaware had won 
74-52. Other setbacks as reported in 
the last Bulletin were at the hands of 
Rutgers and Haverford. 


Handicapped by early season rains, 
the netmen got off to a late start, but 
by season's end had played 11 matches, 
of which Lehigh won only four. 

Brown and White victories were 
scored over Muhlenberg, 9-0; West 
Chester State Teachers College, 7-2; 
Swarthmore, 5-4, and Temple, 6-3. 

Teams which defeated Lehigh and 
the scores included : Franklin and Mar- 
shall, 6-2; Penn State, 6-3; Rutgers, 
6-3 ; Haverford, 9-0 ; Pennsylvania, 7- 
2 ; and West Point, 7-2. 


Coached by Dave Dockham, Lehigh's 
lacrosse team campaigned a 12 game 
schedule, and wound up with four vic- 
tories and eight defeats. 

First victory came in the opening 
game when the stickmen defeated 
North Carolina 6-5 during its south- 
ern trip. Next triumph was a cherished 
14-9 verdict over the University of 
Pennsylvania, but the season's biggest 
thrills came late in the season when 
Lafayette was trounced 16-3 and the 
Diplomats of Franklin and Marshall 
fell 18-1. 

Teams which defeated the Brown 
and White are: Universit}' of Balti- 
more, 14-9; Rutgers, 17-4; Union, 9- 
4; Stevens, 7-2; Washington, 13-4; 
Delaware, 8-7; Swarthmore, 12-4; and 
RPI 19-4. 

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Stewart J. Cort. '06, a corporate 
trustee of the University was the guest 
speaker last month at a dinner meeting 
of the Home Club held at the Lehigh 
Country Cluh in Ailcntown. This was 
the second annual meeting of this na- 
ture sponsored by Lehigh men residing 
in Allentown. 

Chairman of the meeting was George 
A. Rupp, '28, and the speaker was in- 
troduced by Samuel D. Gladding, '11, 
a director of the Home Club. 

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A rejuvenated 'Washington Lehigh 
Club held its spring dinner meeting 
last month at the Shoreham Hotel with 
E. Kenneth Smiley, vice-president of 
the University, and Edward A. Curtis, 
'25, Alumni Association president, as 
the principal speakers. Al Cottrell, '34, 
newly elected president of the Club 

Mr. Smiley, whose plane was delayed 
due to inclement weather, arrived at the 
meeting just in time to tell alumni 
about activities on the campus, and the 
administration's plans for the future. 

Corporate Trustee Stewart f. Cort, '06, 
was guest speaker at Home Club d'mner 

Mr. Curtis reviewed the Associa- 
tion's program to dale, and thanked 
alumni for the support they arc giv- 
ing the University. He pointed out 
that strong club and class organizations 
are the backbone of the Association, 
and that these two groups can do much 
to make Lehigh the best University of 
its kind in the country. 

Southern Neiv Jersey 

Second meeting of the recently or- 
ganized Southern New Jersey Club was 
held May 12 at the Medford Lakes 
Lodge with 32 alumni and guests 
present. Most of the larger towns in 
South Jersey were represented includ- 
ing Atlantic City and "Vineland which 
are some distance away. 

Informality was the keynote although 
President Sam Orlando gave a short 
talk explaining the purpose of the club. 
He also introduced our oldest alumnus 
Henry Sherman who will celebrate his 
sixtieth reunion this year. 

To/// Bushej, '43 


For the fifth time in as many years 
rain restricted the activities of alumni 
attending the annual outing of the 
Philadelphia Lehigh Club last month, 

but nonc-lhe-lcss the 86 who did brave 
ihc elements enjoyed the fine buffet 
supper and I he conip.uiionship o( fel- 
low alumni. 

Held at the Elourtown br.uHli of 
the Philadelphia Cricket Club the 
meeting was marked by the absence of 
speeches although greetings from the 
campus were extended by Byron C. 
Hayes, Associate Director of Admis- 
sions, Sam T. Harleman, 01, P. ml j. 
Franz '44, and Len Schick, '37. 


Herbert 'W. Graham, '14, vice-presi- 
dent of the Jones and Laughlin Steel 
Company, was the principal speaker 
at the annual dinner meeting of the 
Pittsburgh Lehigh Club held last 
month at the University Club. 

A world-wide traveler alumnus Gra- 
ham described some of his experiences, 
and illustrated his talk with colored 

Others who spoke were Alfred S. 
Osbourne, '09, trustee nominee of the 
Alumni Association, Sam T. Harleman, 
01, and Len Schick, '37. 

ISorlhern Neiv York 

The Northern New York Lehigh 
Club met last month at the Edison Club 
in Schenectady with Dr. Carl Allen, 
Dean of the College of Business Ad- 

Howe Club guests i //eluded Geo. Rupp. 
'28, Ed Curtis, '25, Pat Pazzetti, '13 


ministration, as the guest speaker. 

Introduced by Dr. Frederick A. 
Groff, '35, Dean Allen gave a very in- 
teresting talk on "Business Education," 
and later presided over a general ques- 
tion and answer period. 

During a business meeting which 
preceded the talk the following officers 
were elected: Dr. Frederick A. Groff, . 
'35, president; Walter M. Schweder, 
'40, secretary; and Craig W. Baker, 
'42, treasurer. 

W'-^alter M. Schweder, '40 

Northern Ohio 

Terming professional wrestling "a 
tremendous cancer on all amateur ath- 
letics," Coach Billy Sheridan gave an 
enthusiastic group of 45 Northern 
Ohio alumni and their guests a very 
favorable report on Lehigh, its post- 
war progress and wrestling as he sees it 
today and in the future. 

Among the guests at the meeting 
held June 1 in Cleveland under the 
leadership of club president Harry B. 
Osborn, '32, were Harold Kester, West 
High (Cleveland) wrestling coach ; S. 
R. Bobenmeyer, mat mentor at Uni- 
versity School ; Joseph Bigla, wrestling 
coach at Kent State and Claude Sharer, 
coach at Case. 

The latter made all Lehigh men feel 
prouder than ever of their wrestling 
coach by stating that he had selected 
Sheridan as his choice for the outstand- 
ing college wreselting coach of the first 
fifty years of this century. In reply to 
a question Sharer said, "I'm not go- 
ing to wrestle Lehigh until Billy re- 

Bigala, too, praised Sheridan by say- 
ing, "I have a lot of respect for Billy 
Sheridan. For my money, he's the best 
man who has ever coached college 

During his discussion of Lehigh, 
Sheridan said, "We have the most 
beautiful wrestling room in the whole 
world, and our new swimming pool is 
at the very top of the list. I'm very 
proud of this entire building program 
and the part Lehigh alumni have played 
in making it possible." 

He urged all Lehigh men to come 
back to South Mountain to see the 
changes and improvements in all the 
University's facilities. "Please come 
back, you'll be proud of what you see," 
he said. 

John E. Doxsey, '44 

1^ 'TftOicLcie o^ 0«te Ifeci/i 


1949, an historic 


r\n MAY 18 

^-^ event occurred on South Moun- 
tain. It was not of the type that 
shakes mountains, but it was an 
event that starts in inotion the 
stream which eats through from the 
inside and eventually moves more 
than mountains. 

For it was on this date that Le- 
high's Student Chapel Society voted 
to dissolve itself and form the 
Christian Council of Lehigh Uni- 
versity with the stated purpose: 
"Recognizing the need for a posi- 
tive unified voice of Christian truth 
and morals on this campus, the ob- 
jective of this organization is here- 
by set forth as that of co-ordinating 
the several religious activities of the 
University which are currently un- 
derway and those which may be 
undertaken in the future." 

While on the surface the reor- 
ganization of a campus group 
doesn't seem like an historic event, 
the work of the Council during the 
past year and its plans for the fu- 
ture are certain to have a lasting 
and beneficial effect on 

The Council's organization is 
rather unique. There are two types 
of members: representatives of the 
various religious groups on the 
campus and in local churches in 
which Lehigh men participate, and 
committee chairmen who create ef- 
fective leadership in many areas of 
voluntary student activity. Repre- 
sentatives are elected to the Council 
by their respective groups, and their 
sole purpose is to achieve a more 
effective program for their groups 
through cooperation with each other 
and with the activities of the Chris- 
tian Council. In March representa- 
tives organized the first ecumenical 
service ever held at Lehigh. 

Committee chairmen are selected 
by the Council for their particular 
jobs, and they select their commit- 
tee from all the students at the Uni- 
versity. In this way many more stu- 
dents are engaged in Christian work 
than would otherwise be possible. 
The nine committees now organ- 
ized with chairmen on the Council 
include, Chapel, Conference on Re- 
ligion, discussions, inter-faith, men- 
tal health, publicity, social actions, 

Student Christian Movement and 


The Chapel committee is respon- 
sible for the organization of Uni- 
versity Chapel programs, and dur- 
ing the year has been instrumental 
in obtaining such nationally known 
guest speakers as Dr. Samuel Shoe- 
maker, Dr. A. T. Mollegen, Dr. 
Elton Trueblood, Dr. Daniel Pol- 
ing and a host of others. 

The Conference on Religion, the 
first ever held at Lehigh, will be 
one of the highlights of school 
year in 1951. Beginning March 4 
and continuing until March 7, Dr. 
John Oliver Nelson and Dr. A. T. 
Mollegen will lead a team of men 
who will come to the campus to 
conduct this Conference. There will 
be talks, discussions, both public 
and at individual living groups, op- 
portunities for private conferences 
with students, and many other spec- 
ial programs, a religious production 
staged by Mustard and Cheese. 
Through this conference it is hoped 
that Lehigh will be awakened to 
the reality of Jesus Christ. 

Most outstanding accomplish- 
ment of the publicity committee this 
year has been the production of two 
original radio dramas over WLRN, 
the campus station, at Christmas 
and Easter. These programs were 
transcribed and were considered 
good enough to be broadcast over 
the local ABC network station. In 
addition to special broadcast next 
year, it is planned to sponsor a 
weekly program over WLRN. 

Most unique of all Christian 
Council activities is the work of the 
visitation committee. This commit- 
tee is so organized that members 
spend one night a week calling on 
freshmen students. The purpose of 
these visits is to help the new men 
orient themselves in their religious 
life as well as their social and 
scholastic lives. The committee 
operates denominationally so that 
Methodists visit Methodists and can 
introduce the freshmen to Method- 
ist churches and organizations. 

This is the story to date of a uni- 
fied organization at Lehigh W'hich 
is doing so much to enhance the re- 
lieious life of undergraduates. The 
first year has been most successful. 
The future looks bright. 

\ 1 

I M 1_ ALUMNI BUI 1 I 1 I N 


//; ravt; Xvenue, Greemoich, Conn. 

It was suriirisin.c. in the olden clays, 
and from the smaller towns, the infln- 
ence one of the hoys .s^oing off to col- 
lege had on the other hoys. I was the 
first hoy from our little town to go to 
Lehigh, and soon had inquiries from 
other hoys who were looking in the 
same direction. 

My brother Charles followed me to 
Lehigh and was identified with the 
class of 1S9.3. But engineering was not 
for him. and he later stndied medicine 
in Philadelphia and became an hon- 
ored member of that profession. 

Harry B. Hess, a boy from Blooms- 
burg (a neighboring town) whose 
father was a business partner of my 
father, went to Lehigh in my senior 
year and was identified with the class 
of 1SS9. He was classed as my fresh- 
man, but my grip was not good enough 
and he did not last long. 

Another boy from my old home 
town. Beii.janiin >I. Johns, went to Le- 
high for a year or two and was identi- 
fied with the class of 1906. But Ben 
graduated later from Wesleyan Uni- 
versity with the class of 1906 and en- 
tered the Methodist Ministry and serv- 
ed many notable churches, particularly 
Grace M.E. Church in Wilmington. 
Del., for twenty-five years. 

Ben. after a life of fine service and 
with several honorary degrees, died 
last fall on October 24 at Unadilla, N. 
Y., where his youngest son resided. I 
have seen no notice of this in the Bul- 
letin, and suggest that Len Schick 
make a note from this. 

We had a very pleasant contact at 
The Breakers this past winter with 
another boy from Bloomsburg, James 
G. Law, who graduated from Lehigh 
in 1926. Jimmy was in my Sunday 
School class years ago and a dandy 
nice young fellow he was. He is now 
in the position which was occupied for 
many years by his father, Willie Law, 
when living — vice president and gen- 
eral manager of the Magee Carpet Co., 
of Bloomsburg, Pa. 

I would not for a moment make the 
suggestion that all of these boys went 

Id Lehigh inlluenced by my e.xperience, 
l>ut nevertheless, younger hoys are of- 
ten greatly influenced by the life and 
teachings of their older companions, 
and that ought to cause the older birds 
to stop and reflect. 


1851 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pa. 

We have had a very interesting com- 
munication from E. W. I'ratt, presi- 
dent of the "Borrowed Time Club" of 
Oak Park, 111., retired but exceedingly 
busy. Programs for meetings of this 
notable club are arranged by Pratt, 
and prominent people are solicited for 
entertainment. Among those who have 
accepted Pratt's invitations are Bob 
Hope. Jeanette MacDonald. Lauritz 
Melchior — the whole list is too long to 
be included. Pratt is vice president and 
director of the Creamery Package 
Mfg. Co., and is active in civic and 
social affairs. He speaks of his den, 
the walls of which are covered with 
autographed pictures of notables, but 
no visitors are admitted because of the 
den's "disorderly disarray." 

We hear from Shennan, who at this 
writing is attending the annual meet- 
ing, at Los Angeles, of the American 
Society of Civil Engineers, of which he 
is vice president. 

Owing to the fine response to our 
letter on the Lehigh Alumni Fund we 
shall exceed our quota. This is most 
gratifying. Thank you. all. 


3d^ McClellan Dr., Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

Congratulations to J. Z. Miller on 

his S.3rd birthday. Next to the oldest of 
those remaining, he is perhaps the 
youngest in action and vigor. 

Rench has written me on two sub- 
jects close to his heart: hi.s grandson 
and Railway Engineering. Here is his 

"You will be interested to know that 
my grandson, Donald Bruce Bigelow, 
who resides with his father. J. Jason 
Bigelow, and my fourth daughter, Mrs. 

IIIki'Iiiw. al .lacksoM. i\lich.. will grad- 
uale this year wllh a I!. A. degree from 
W'oostcr (Ohio) College, and will then 
Ciller Michigan Stale Univcrsily for 
his engineering training, where he 
hopes 'to have incuh^aled those skills 
which are basic (o his later professlon- 
:il life.' Me will concenlrale on railroad 
engineering, following as il were In the 
tootsteps of his progenitor of llie 
of '91. 

"As you know, Miiliigan Slale has 
been listed by Hailwfiy Akc among I he 
live schools which provide adecjuale 
courses in Railway Engineering, in 
which category Lehigh, I am sorry to 
say. was not included. This stalemenl 
is not to be construed as in any sense 
derogatory to our Alma Mater, which 
does devote attention to such items as 
route surveying, and. as I can certify, 
does provide the foundation upon 
which to build for future accomplish- 
ment. However, I cannot help wishing 
that in the course of time our Civil 
Engineering course might be broad- 
ened so as to include more elaborate 
studies on Railroad lOngineering. 

"Personally, I am glad to be count- 
ed among Lehigh graduates, and to 
have followed after and been associat- 
ed with that bright and shining light 
among railroaders, the late I.,iitlier H. 
Zollinger, 'SS, who I rate as the father 
of modern railway maintenance. It was 
the standards created on the Pennsyl- 
vania during the period of his active 
life that guided my thought in pre- 
paring texts on these subjects, which 
are embodied in my three successful 
books on railway maintenance, the 
titles of which you know." 

Patterson died on April 19, 19 50, af- 
ter a long illness. Our circle is grow- 
ing less. 

^e<ta<t <x^ fK92 


oljo Ridgeicood Road, Mapletoood, N. J. 

Some of you young boys of the gay 
lS90's vintage may recall an energetic 
business manager of the baseball team 
of that era. 

If the lapse of years has somewhat 
dimmed your memory, just look over 
the photo appearing in this column 
and you will see that personage C. JM. 
Case coming along unaccompanied by 
a youthful stranger. It's the same 
stride we saw when he was walking off 
the field with the gate receipts safely 
tucked away under his arm. 

When I say field I mean just that, 
tor in those days there was no sta- 
dium; we freshmen enjoyed one of 
the four freedoms of seeing the game 
while sitting on the rail fence where 
we could put the hex on the opposing 
team. Of course the upper classmen 
and the more fortunate ones viewed 
the game from their phaetons and 
other horse drawn rickshaws. 

My former letter spoke of some un- 
acknowledged solicitations, which was 
the condition from some quarters. 

JUNE, 1 9 5 O 


However, I must pay lioinage to some 
five or six '92 men who by their gen- 
erosity and loyalty to Lehigh aided me 
in meeting the class quota and a trifle 
ever. Thanks again. 

P.S. Closed my letter rather early, 
a circumstance which prevented me 
from reporting another contribution lo 
the annual giving which moved the in- 
dicator still further above the 100 de- 
gree mark, 


Wahkonsa Hotel, Fort Dodge, lotoa 

This past month I have had the 
pleasure of receiving two letters from 
'9 4 men which have given me the sat- 
isfaction of knowing that my pleas 
have not been entirely overlooked. Of 
course you have all heard from me as 
Class Agent, even those who do not 
subscribe to the Bulletin and read this 
letter, and it is with great hopes that 
I look forward to the final report, for 
1950, of the Alumni Fund which will 
show '94 well over the quota assigned 
to it. I would also like to hear from 

George Baton writes me that he 
does not think he has much of interest 
for his former classmates, but his let- 
ter proves otherwise. First he tells me 
his grandson, Edwin F. Scheetz, Jr., 
whose father is Edwin F. Sclieetz, '2 4, 
is entering Lehigh, which makes three 
generations of his family and is an 
outstanding record. Maybe there are 
some others in '9 4; if so I would like 
to hear from them. 

George also says he is moving from 
his home to the Schenley Apartments 
after living in the one house for forty 
years. It is now too large since his 
children have married and left home. 
That also seems to be typical of our 
"American Way of Life." 

Then R. B. Brown writes from Deer 
Harbor, Wash., where he has retired 
after some forty years' active and suc- 
cessful operation of public utilities. He 
could make a very interesting story of 
his experiences in that work. For many 
years I was indirectly associated with 
him in an affiliated company. He closes 
his letter with a question which each 
one of us can apply to his own life for 
verification. "Well, life is as variegat- 
ed as one's imagination can conceive 
of, isn't it?" The only reply I can make 
is, it is. Maybe some of you '9 4 men 
can amplify that. 


Whitney Road, University Campus 
Storrs, Conn. 

Several weeks ago Charles Frederick 
Tovvnsend, known to '9 5 as "Yank," 
called me up from New Haven and 
told me he was coming up to this neck 
of the woods to see a client. So I drove 
over to Willimantic, our nearest town, 
and we had lunch at the "Nathan 

Hale," a hostelry named after the Itev- 
olutionary patriot who was born near- 
by and which is run by the same peo- 
I)Ie who run the Hotel Bethlehem. 

Yank seems to have made Ponce de 
Leon look like a piker in the search 
f(n' the fountain of perpetual youth, 
tor he is taking life with the same zest 
and is carrying on the pi'ofession of 
"architecture at the same pace as of 2 5 
years ago. 

While the lunch lasted till late in 
the afternoon, we had to omit all dis- 
cussion of the mysteries of the cosmos 
and the political, social and economic 
heresies of the day, and confine our- 
selves strictly to protocol as laid down 
for a short session of old Ijehigh 
"grads," except that we did not give 
the Pennsylvania Dutch yell, "Hi, Hi 
Ferdomsi," etc., owing to the fact that 
the natives would not have understood 
us and might possibly have accused us 
of subversive activities. 

I was unable to persuade Yank to 
take over the job of class correspond- 
ent. He did agree, however, that in so 
far as getting the class together for 
reunions and otherwise acting as a 
general guide and mentor, the mantle 
of Bob Taylor had fallen upon him. 
So, long before this reaches you, you 
will have heard from him in regard to 
the 55th reunion. 

In connection with the "Penn 
Dutch" yell as referred to above, it is 
my understanding that this yell was 
originated by '9 5 (by what particular 
individual I have forgotten) and that 
on appropriate occasions it is still used 
by the student body. If there is anyone 
who disagrees with this he is asked to 
take over this column for one issue 
to challenge this statement or forever 
afterwards hold his peace. 

Now, ascending or descending from 
the "Penn Dutch" to the Greek, all 
with reference to the class motto as 
referred to in a recent issue, I have a 
letter from Alfred Eden. He states that 
he remembers Ed Perriday (who took 
Greek at college and who was on the 
committee that adopted the motto) 
telling him that this motto was taken 
from the Greek New Testament and 
that portion of the 1.3th verse of the 
16th chapter of Paul's First Epistle to 
the Corinthians, which reads, "quit ye 
like men, be strong." However, by ref- 
erence to a New Testament in the orig- 
inal Greek, I find that this is covered 
by two Greek words and that the Greek 
word used as our motto was rendered 
by the King James translators in the 
language of their day as "quit ye like 
men" — the verb "to quit" being used 
in that day and in an archaic sense to- 
day, to mean "to behave" or "to act." 
So this motto expressed in present day 
English means "act like a man," "be 
a man," or "play a man's part." 

In case some of you have forgotten 
jour Greek and want to know how this 
word is pronounced, and so that you 
may understand what is meant when 
and if one of the '95ers should so greet 
you, I have spelled it out (the last 
word in this column) in Roman letters 


Sa///e stride — no gate receipts 

that are the nearest equivalent to the 
Greek, and so conclude with "Andri- 


2()9 Leonia Avenue, Leonia, N. J. 

Today, being Thursday, 2 7 April 
19 5 0, I am informed by the editor of 
the Bulletin that copy for tlie June is- 
sue is due on S May, and also that this 
magazine won't be mailed until 14 
June, and that any "build up" of re- 
union week-end "would be inadvis- 
able." From that I concluded that said 
week-end must cover Friday 16, Satur- 
day 17, and Sunday, IS June. Seems 
a long time ahead, but time has a way 
of slipping along pretty fast, and the 
51 days from now until Saturday 17 
June will be gone mighty soon. Wheth- 
er I'm alive, shall be there or not, I 
don't know. For some years Joe Siegel 
and I have gone up together and may 
do so again, but as yet have made no 
plans. Last time I heard from Joe he 
and Mrs. Joe were enjoying a spring 
vacation on St. Simon's Island, off the 
Georgia coast, and he did not mention 
when they expected to get back to 
New York. 

Enclosed with the letter from the 
Bulletin was a slip with news of the 
death of another '9 6 man, Earle Brad- 
ford Edgerton, non-graduate. He is 
listed in the directory as Night Editor, 
The Boston Globe. In our old Class 
Book you may recall there were two 
lists of names: Those Who have Join- 
ed Us and Those Who Have Left Us. 
I find Edgerton's name in each — he 
joined first term senior, and he left 
second term. I cannot remember ever 
having known him. He couldn't have 
been in Lehigh very long. 

A week ago I bad a brief letter 
from Pop Pennington, written from 



Jacksonville. Flu. It is wrilleii in ter- 
rible script ami with wliiit sfiMiis to 
have been a Gil pencil. Alter consider- 
able study I decode it us: 

"This is old staff to yon (referring 
to an enclosed clipping), but 1 send it 
just to show yon how the 'died' in the 
wool Democratic papers in the deej) 
south regard this fellow . . . Newspa- 
pers down here are as rotten as my 
writing. We get no news I'roni the 
north e.vcept a little from Wasliiuston. 
It costs them too much, and they give 
nothing except what Mr. Talbot of 
Florida says ... I leave here on April 
29 and go to WestHeld, N. .1.. where I 
can get something besides preheated 
air. I do not feel well down here." 

Note the spelling of "died" above? 
I am convinced that Pop knows per- 
fectly well how to spell "dyed." and I 
suspect some foxy joke, but so far I 
don't see the point. When I replied to 
this letter I sent Pop a selection of 
nice, soft lead pencils out of a large 
stock accumulated over the years. 
(Did you ever know a draftsman who 
wasn't well supplied with lead pen- 
cils'?) I sincerely hope he makes use 
of the softest one in his next letter. 

Recently I have heard briefly and 
very personally from Hookie Baldwin 
and Tweedy Baldwin; also a good let- 
ter from Buck Ayers from Florida. 
From Buck's letter 1 extract the fol- 
lowing, date 17 April. 

"We have begun packing up for oui' 
trek north. Leave here next Friday 
morning. W'e have remained here later 
than usual as the manager of the grove 
has beeu sick for seven weeks and I 
have bad to take over ... I am up at 
6:30 and get things going every day 
and like it; would not be content if I 
had nothing to keep me busy. Have 
done a little fishing but not as much as 
previous years . . . We took one trip to 
Key West and enjoyed it very much; 
also one to St. Petersburg for a week- 
end . . . There was very little fruit In 
the grove this year — about 4 00 box- 
es instead of 70.000, due to the worst 
hurricane this section ever had; tore 
up 140 large grapefruit trees, and I 
have reset new ones. Heavy yield of 
fruit for next year if no casualties." 

This is being finished on Friday 
morning, 2S April. I had expected my 
elderly coloured garden helper today, 
but rain during the night has left the 
earth a muddy mess, and he did not 
appear. At present I have a fine dis- 
play of daffodils of many different 
species, and two fine potted azaleas, 
which I forced myself, in bloom. Flow- 
ers are opening on the Jap quinces, 
and buds are swelling on cherry and 
pear trees, blueberry bushes, roses and 
cut-door azaleas. I'd like to do much 
more gardening than I am able to, but 
I find I get tired very quickly. As 
Prince Henry said of Sir John Fal- 
stafE. "How doth desire outrun per- 
formance! !" — only the Prince was not 
speaking of gardening. 'Nuf, sez you? 
I agree. 


SO V/aU street. Bethlehem. Pa. 

Today. April 2(1. I got Ibc usual re- 
minder from the editor of the Bulletin 
that copy for the June issue is due on 
May S. Having received only two let- 
ters from classmates since 1 wrote the 
May letter, there is not much material 
available for this one, but I'm indeed 
grateful for what I have and I'm get- 
ting busy at oncei And if you remem- 
ber a certain fable of good old Aesop's, 
dealing with much effort and a negli- 
gible result, here is the June letter. 

D. W. "Cy" Uoper, our class presi- 
dent, wrote to me under date of April 
12, that "Ned Waring stopped to see 
me. He was on his way home from a 
visit to his brother in Charleston, S. 
C. We had a grand 'jam' session! We 
enjoyed his visit very much. Ned seems 
to be in good physical condition. He 
has only recently given up tennis and 
gone to golf. Didn't take him out fish- 
ing but showed him some of tlie local 
Civil War battle fields, which seemed 
to interest him immensely. There is 
nothing else of interest I can write 
about." However. Cy concludes his let- 
ter with some observations on political 
matters. I thoroughly agree with him, 
but in order to avoid possible contro- 
versy with others will not set them 
forth for all to read. 

Our old friend and frequent cor- 
respondent. Ed Kielil, writes — "Kind- 
ly pardon my long silence and when I 
tell you ill health sorta snuck up back 
of me and — well, 'nuff ced. Will be 
w-riting to you in the near future. Best 
wishes!" I want to say again that Ed 
is one of those people who. in spite of 
much ill health, never lose their cheer- 
fulness, hope and sense of humor. We 
all hope that by this time he has re- 
covered from his attack and is able to 
be about again. I'm expecting the usual 
crop of fish stories when he visits his 
old hangouts along the New Jersey 

So far. Daggett has made no report 
on the Pine Creek and Seneca Lake 
Rainbow trout although I sent him a 
clipping from a New York City news- 
paper regarding unfavorable condi- 
tions and lack of success when the sea- 
son opened in his section of New York 

At the time of writing this I've had 
only two hours' trout fishing, but I 
enjoyed catching an 11 J" trout as well 
as two more of lesser size. What 
pleased me most was the fact that I 
took them on one of my homemade 

Unless additional contributions to 
the Alumni Fund have been received 
from members of the class after the 
time of writing this and before you 
read it. our record will be a sorry one 
— both as to the amount contributed 
and the percentage of men contribut- 
ing. But it is never too late to contri- 
ute, either large amounts or small. 


l,S Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

A recent letter from (icorgc lliinie 
states that he and Koi'd (armiiii are 
planning to come back for the alumni 
doings on Friday and Saturday, .lune 
11! and 17. 1 hope soiiif olbpr 'liii iiii'ii 
are similarly minded. 

You recently received a letter from 
me urging contributions to the Lehigh 
Alumni Fund. So far there is a dis- 
couraging lack of response. 1 trust 
tliat more checks will be received from 
some of you in the immediate future. 
I was asked to set the goal for '!MI and 
decided that .^400.00 was a reasonable 
figure. The Class Agents have, you will 
remember, undertaken to raise $85,- 
000 this year (ending July 1) to turn 
over to President Whitaker toward the 
running of the University. So, my dear 
men, come across promptly and in your 
usual generous fashion. 

There is no news of '99 so I will 
bring this column to a I hope 
for better luck next time. 

{^&i4a 0^ f903 


Lehigh Univer.iity, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Word has just been received of the 
death of Alfred John Diefenderfer, AB 

'03. on April 8, 1950. No details were 
given so I cannot tell you more. 

Those of you who were here for our 
4 5th reunion will remember Dief as 
the same quiet fellow who was among 
us for four years with a bright happy 
disposition which made him welcome 
wherever he went. 

There are no other items to pass on 
to you this month. 


7028 West Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

On the 46th anniversary of our 
graduation, let us stop and take in- 
ventory of our class as a matter of 

Of the 5 6 members of the class, we 
have been able to keep contact with 
all but Harold S. Pierce, 3255 Wash- 
ington Blvd.. Indianapolis, Ind., and 
Harold G. Bonner, 988 Cedar Lane, 
Knoxville, Tenn., neither of whom 
have answered any correspondence 
during the past year. Will someone 
tell me the significance of that name 
Harold, so that it will be possible for 
me to overcome their aversion to an- 
swering correspondence. 

Harvey Barnard inquires about Dr. 
Newton. I was informed by Walt^-r 
Okeson several years ago of his having 
been a noted surgeon in Washington, 
D. C, and that he had passed to the 
great beyond. 

Han-y Edmonds plans to be in Beth- 
lehem this June for our 46th get-to- 

JUNE, 1 9 5 O 


Hottest flame ever produced by man 

A FLAME with temperature up to 6000° F.— hot enough to 
melt the hardest steel . . . that's what happens when acety- 
lene gas teams up with oxygen. 

This acetylene-oxygen pair speeds the cutting and weld- 
ing of metals that go into buildings, bridges and ships. 

But that is only one of the many contributions of the 
remarkably "friendly" acetylene. This gas has a wonderful 
eagerness to combine with other materials . . . and such 
unions can create an amazing variety of chemicals and 
other products. 

Here are just a few of the many familiar products based 
on acetylene and its derivatives . . . cleaning fluid and nail 
polish, oil and heat resistant "rubber" gloves. DDT, plastic 
dishes and acetate fabrics. And if your head is beginning to 

ache now, just reach for an aspirin, which is really acetj'l- 
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I'or bis thirty years' striicc to the Vnncrsily jiul Alpha Tmi Oiiitga I'raleniily, Prof. 
"]iid'' Smiill was honored by the local chapter at a dinner in the Hotel Traylor on 
May 20. President Tom Morton congratulates him on a job well done. 

Received word tliat J. Austin Flana- 
gan joined Omega in January 1949. 

R. K. Spencer Geare has undergone 
a lung operation and is exerting the 
old stamina, such as was displayed as 
a tackle on Lehigh's team of half a 
century ago. to overcome the nervous 
reaction that followed. 

Tom Kelly, 317 W. Prospect St., 
Seattle. Wash., seems to be quite ac- 
tive among the various clubs for the 
promotion of fun. 

HaiTy (Moose) McCorniick still hon- 
ors us with a return card using his in- 
signia, and we must say he still can 
write with a steady hand. 

Prank .Sinn, our class head, is shoul- 
dering a lot of work for us at present 
besides being very active in his busi- 
ness at 61 Broadway. New York. 

Joseph S. Whitehead has been un- 
covered at Williamsburg, Pa., and is 
now on our class list. 

Mike Jones has informed me that he 
was a broad jumper in college, but 
circumstances prevented him from vai-- 
sity competition. 

Amos Clauder states that he is in 
good health, but adds. "Knowing that 
you, Lou, are a demon of a reporter, 
I have nothing particular to say." I 
wish you would come right out with 
it, Amos. I assure you that I do not use 
the tactics employed by the old Phila- 
delphia Transcript. 

Dr. Charlie Lueders tells me that 
he and Stone Edelen hope to come to 
Bethlehem in June and bring Lester 
Bernstein with them. Lester has been 
living temporarily in Philadelphia for 
the past year. 

"Kiss" Mussina reports his wing as 
slowly improving, but it interferes 
with his writing and he has thus be- 

come a one-fingered operator of a 
typewriter. Compliment appreciated, 

Pete Pfahler, Lehigh's first basket- 
ball captain, inquires as follows: "I 
had in mind writing you about the 
poor record of Lehigh's basketball 
team. What is the answer, anyway'? I 
know very little about the present day 
basketball, but noticed that scores are 
usually close, unless one team is very 
poor. Lehigh's record indicates its 
team was in that iow class." Well, 
Pete, if you are asking me, can only 
say that remembering how you circled 
about those six-footers in our day and 
sank them from all positions, perhaps 
it would be well to scout around for 
five-footers with more agility and pay 
less attention to the tall men. 

Oliver J. Haller, 1536 Shady Ave., 
Pittsburgh, Pa., will be on the west 
coast this June. His description of his 
athletic ability is as follows: "I was 
mediocre at marbles, worse at base- 
ball, tried lacrosse but was no good at 
it. My wife can even beat me at golf, 
except if played for exercise. I get 
more of this. I also make use of the 
whole of the bowling alleys, including, 
and generally, the gutters." 

How honest a man can be! But, 01- 
lie, why didn't you mention mathema- 
tics? Did modesty deter you? 

Bill Cram wrote highly of a testi- 
monial dinner given to .W Glancy, '03, 
picture of which was shown in the 
Bulletin. Bill, your face will get flushed 
if you will study that same picture 
again and read the notation under- 

Charlie Peebles is in good health 
and assures me that he will be on 
hand in 19.54. 

.Xrcliic .Morgan is bacli UKuin at hi.s 
olllce and almost on full lime after 
having been under pur fur (|uite u 
stretch. Tills Is great news. 

Kill MacCai-l also I'cporls acllve. 

Jesse \\. I iiderwdoil of Vi'i'sl poll , 
('onn., wrote from New York where he 
i.s attempting to learn to talk again by 
use of mechanical air waves instead, 
as he exi)lalns, of the usual explo.sive 
iiielluxis. and is jjrogres.slng slowly. 
(Ileal stuff, Jesse. We're rooting. 

Was delighted to hear from Kniery 
T. .Miller, 'IKI, on the sli]i-up In not 
imblisliing three names of those prom- 
iiii'nl men on the right side of the pic- 
I lire of the mechanicals in the April 
liulletin which he remembers well. 
'['hey were LaiidenherKei', l'Md<'rw()<id 
and Mussina. ( Kil. .\oli': Hlaiiii' that 
one (111 us. Lou's copy had llieiii list- 
ed. I 

Hope to see as many of the class 
here in June as can find it possible, 
and we will get together for a 4(!th 


^44 <f^ r906 


1528 Greeiimont Ave. 
Dormont, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

In a recent letter Judson G. Smull 

("Jud" to the class of 1906), associate 
professor of chemistry at the Univer- 
sity, tells of an untimely stay in St. 
Luke's Hospital. In about two weeks 
he felt like going home and did so 
when the doctor consented. But he 
didn't follow the doctor's orders so 
well after getting home and then was 
sidelined far longer than he expected. 
Jud will retire in June and then will 
be in a position to slow down consid- 
erably, although he will be occupied 
with research work for the National 
Lead Co. for whom he has been direct- 
ing research projects of several grad- 
uate students since 1944. After July 1, 
1950 he will carry on alone. The Beth- 
lehem Globe-Times of April 19, 1950 
carried this sketch on Professor Smull: 

"Professor Smull has taught at Le- 
high University since 1919. A native 
of Altoona, Pa., he received his bache- 
lor of science degree in chemistry in 
1906 and his master of science degree 
in the same field of specialization in 
1921. As an undergraduate he was a 
member of Alpha Tau Omega social 
fraternity and served as business man- 
ager of the Brown and White, student 
semi-weekly newspaper. 

"Before returning to his alma mater 
to teach he was chief chemist with the 
New Jersey Zinc Co. in Franklin, N. J., 
and an investigator in the research 
laboratory of the National Lead Com- 
pany. He has conducted various stud- 
ies In linseed oil research and has 
written technical papers on that sub- 

"Jud is a charter member of Sigma 
Xi at Lehigh and is affiliated with the 
American Chemical Society, the Ameri- 
can Electro-Chemical Society, and the 
American Association of University 

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Thirl) -pre )e.!is uiih Knppers 

Professors. He lias served as a member 
of the Moravian Preparatory School 
Board, as an elder In the Central Mo- 
ravian Church and has been accive in 
Boy Scout work in the community." 

And that's the story of jud SnuiU to 
ciate. Here's hoping he'll be kept so 
busy he'll forget he isn't "working." 


7 Brookside Ave., Greenfield, Mass. 

Here is a good letter from Lew 
Thomas : 

"The Chicago alumni were fortun- 
ate to have President Whitaker speak 
to them on February 2 4. He gave news 
of the campus and of personalities 
there — very welcome and enjoyable. It 
was a real pleasure to meet at the din- 
ner Ed Collisou and Ed Hulse, both of 
whom look quite well. 

"I am still busy with my work with 
the Q. and C. Company, and in addi- 
tion am in charge of exhibitions of the 
National Railway Appliances Assn. and 
of the Track Supply. Bridge and Build- 
ing Supply Men's Associations. 

"These exhibitions are now to be 
held every eighteen months at the 
Chicago Coliseum — the next one to be 
held September of this year. Even so, 
Mrs. Thomas insisted on my going to 
Florida for a few weeks in late March 
or early April for a much needed vaca- 

"Am looking forward to the next 
1907 reunion and hope to see there a 
goodly number of our fellows. If any- 
one goes through Chicago would like 
very much to hear, from them. 

"Regret very much to learn from 
your letter of the passing of our friend, 
Bruce Swope. I used to stop for a visit 
with him on many of my trips to Pitts- 
burgh. Best regards." 

From "Iliilrh" lldi-iii' mi .\|iiil !i ; 
".\l)oul a year ago I was in DiMMllcld. 
vlsllinn my son. You hud JusI niovid 
li) (Jri'i-nlleld. I callrd your iilioiic Inil 
no answer. 

"The hriof on in.\ activities is easy. 
Itelired as a piirlinr of Tlininson Mc- 
Kliinon (slock brokers) last December 
:; 1. 

"My son. Prentice C. Ilnrnc, a j;rail- 
uate of Deerfleld Acndeiny and of .Am- 
herst College, is now with Dr. Boydcu 
at Deerlleld, on admissions In the ex- 
ecutive ofllces. He also teaches one or 
two subjects. Please try to drop In on 

"My daughter, Mrs. George H. Uow- 
iey (her husband also of Deerlield and 
.Vmherst) is moving to Syracuse, N. Y. 
in .June. There are five grandchildren, 
and one of these, at Deerfleld, is Fred- 
erick R. Home, II. 

"Now. J. A., tell me how to employ 
my time as a retired capitalist with 
very little money. Golf is out — garden- 
ing offers something, but my preseilt 
inclination is to go back to Florida and 
bask and ruminate on the beach like 
an alligator. 

"Incidentally. I noticed in the Bulle- 
tin that Parke Hutcliinson, '04, win- 
ters at Naples, Fla. I put in a little 
time there last winter, fishing — where 
there is none better — but now am in- 
clined to settle in Sarasota with the 
circus animals and the Red Sox ball 

"Will surely look you up again 
when in Deerfleld, which will not be 
long now. I am going to call my son 
and ask him to call you and report." 

Since Deerfleld is but a few miles 
from Greenfleld. I wrote Dutch to be 
sure to visit me with Prentice, with 
whom I've had a good telephone con- 

From Doc Carlock: "I was notified 
a few days ago that I was one of the 
six selected to receive some special 
award at the Alumni Dinner on June 
16. Don't know what it is all about but 
I wrote Len Schick, the alumni secre- 
tary, and said I'd be there to find out. 

"One of my daughters lives in 
Greenwood, Mass. I looked at the map 
and discovered that Greenwood and 
Greenfield are separated by most of 

"Do hope you'll agree to continue as 
class correspondent for '50-51 season." 

Okay. Doc. A goodly number of the 
fellows are cooperative and each year 
additional ones start sending news. 

I've heard from R. L. Lafferander, 
Rod Merciir and Red Morris, and I'm 
saving this interesting material for the 
following issue. 

(^ta44 3^ r909 


1215 Daly Ave., Bethlehem, Pa. 

I am glad to report that my short 
stay in Atlantic City enabled me to get 
on my feet again and that on my re- 
turn trip home Mrs. Petty and I stop- 

IM'll III M'r Ihi' llellls' ill ■|'lc'llliin. iN'ei'd- 

less to Hay, we had a very enjoyable 
afternoon. Among other things we vis- 
ited a famous flower farm where paii- 
sles are grown by the million, and I 
might add that we brought homo with 
tis a l)oiinlirul supi)ly of plants. We 
enjoyed having dinner with the Mel- 
Ms' at the mu<h i-enovated Trenton 
Country Club where, incidentally, Al 
served several years as president and 
where he still plays golf. 

I'pon my return home l louiul a 
nice letter from li<'ii ('aiiiphel! In reply 
to my note written from Atlaiilic Cily; 
he reports that he is still having some 
trouble with asthma, but otherwise he 
and his family are in good shape. 

Please note that Flory has moved 
from Irvington, N. .1. and now lives In 
Greentown, Pa., his address there be- 
ing R.D. No. 1. 

I know that you will be interested in 
hearing that Reed .'Morris, who was 
vice president of Koppers Co. in charge 
of their Gas and Coke Div., retired last 
.luly but now has an office in the Em- 
pire State Bldg. on the 59th floor and 
is serving as gas and coke consultant. 
Reed joined the Koppers Co. in July, 
1915 and has enjoyed .3 5 years of con- 
tinuous service in the various depart- 
ments of the company, usually in con- 
nection with gas and coke. In view 
of the fact that many of you have not 
seen Reed for a long time I am pub- 
lishing his picture so that should you 
run into him you will know him. 

I trust that you have read the April 
issue of the Alumni Bulletin Quarterly 
Review which carries Dr. Whitaker's 
report showing the progress of the Uni- 
versity and pointing out the very defin- 
ite need for a strong Alumni Fund. I 
also hope that you have not mislaid 
the return envelope which I sent you 
from Atlantic City, and that you will 
get your gift to Lehigh in the mail so 
that it will reach Bethlehem prior to 
June 30 and will, therefore, be count- 
ed in making up the final statistics of 
the '09 standing in the Alumni Fund 

(^Um o^ r9fo 


Franklin and Marshall College 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Raymond K. Strltzinger, 50 Brew- 
ster Road, Scarsdale, N. Y., was hon- 
ored as the "Man of the Year" by the 
New Y'ork Lehigh Club, and was pre- 
sented with the "L-in-Life" award. In 
answer to our congratulatory note, he 
writes as follows: 

"I was delighted to receive your let- 
ter of April 28 in connection with the 
much appreciated, but little deserved, 
honor paid me last week by the New 
York Lehigh Club. I am sorry that 
circumstances prevented your being 
present, as I would certainly have en- 
joyed seeing you, and will look for- 
ward to seeing you in June if condi- 
tions permit. 

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reproduced here, that men in our 
Chemical Department developed their 
idea for the Dowtherm Varnish kettles 
now in use by several Paint and Var- 
nish manufacturers today. 

The problem was to find a sound en- 
gineering way to provide the iniifonii 
high temperatures required in varnish 
production and at the same time to 
eliminate the tremendous waste in raw 
materials and fuel entailed by the old 
direct fire system. The rough sketch, 
translated into Pilot Plant equipment 
at Devoe Laboratories in Louisville, 
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mass production industrial units. 

The low temperature gradient and 
close control of temperatures and form- 
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production in turn resulted in such 
fine varnishes as: "87 SPAR", "HONG 
FLOOR" and "TRITON CLEAR" — all 
famous products of the chemical engi- 
neering research and scientific manu- 
facturing methods employed at Devoe. 

There are a number of LEHIGH 
men in Devoe — they would be glad to 
hear from you and if you've any finish- 
ing problems, just let them know; 
drop a note to: 

C. M. JACKSON — '35 
KLINGER — '33 
LONG — '13 
MOSES — '41 
. SCOTT — '29 
SMITH — '39 
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wn» esliilili.shi'd In \'.>:\'.> willi llir New 
York Li'hinh Aluniiil Club an mu iin- 
nuul one, .slartlnn with Kiik<'i>i' (iI'ih'I'. 
I was on tin- coniinltteo to .select this 
year's award winner. To my coiiiplctt' 
iimazcmeni, upon returnhiK from a 
wInliM- vacation In the Modllerraneiin 
1 wa.s greeted by a letter stating that 
I had been discharged from the coni- 
inltteo in order that its report iniglil 
111- iinanlmous. I still feel as thrilled 
;i.'^ 1 i\m luimbled by the experience. 

"Not the least enjoyable portion of 
tlie evening occurred while I was talk- 
ing with an old classmate, riiil Tliiiycr, 
and was touched on the shoulder by 
the chairman with the remark, 'Do 
you know this man, Stritz?' I turned 
to see my si.\-foot-six son, who will 
finish Leliigh in August and who has 
earned his 'L' on the rifle team. 

"One of the amusing features was 
that portion of the presentation which 
included 1906 descriptions of me sup- 
plied by 'ri-evertoii, '0 7, Fair, 'OS, and 
our classmates Arcliie Dunn, IJania 
I.anier and Zip Lawson, as I recall one 
of them saying that I was then seven 
inches thick, fourteen inches wide and 
appeared to be nine feet tall, I am 
wondering what you as a physicist 
would say my specific gravity is now, 
since the mass is seventy pounds great- 
er than it was at 530 Broadway, and 
the displacement probably much more 
greatly increased. 

"I am still hoping to be in Bethle- 
hem on the 16th and 17th of June, and 
have made a reservation at Hotel Beth- 
lehem. However, there are a number 
of circumstances creating problems 
which would take a combination of 
'Benny' Franklin and 'Pop' Afeaker to 
describe, and which may prevent my 
being there." 

At our request, we were supplied 
the following data: 

"Ray Stritzinger was superintendent 
of the Stritzinger Bakery until Sep- 
tember 1916; in the research depart- 
ment of the Ward Baking Co. until 
1918; manager of Stritzinger Bakery 
until 1925; vice president of the Con- 
tinental Baking Co. until 1943, during 
which time he functioned as a regional 
manager until 1934, when he was 
elected to the Board of Directors and 
named director of operations. He be- 
came president of the Continental Bak- 
ing Co. in 1943. 

"Mr. Stritzinger was past president 
of the Pennsylvania Bakers Assn., the 
American Bakers Assn. and Bakers 
Club, Inc., of New Y'ork. He was past 
chairman of the American Institute of 
Baking, and a member of the Ameri- 
can Society of Bakery Engineers. 

"He was past president of the Fox 
Meadow Assn. of Scarsdale, N. Y. ; past 
president of the Board of Trustees of 
the Hitchcock Memorial Church, a 
member of the Town Club of Scarsdale, 
N. Y., and past president of the New 
York Lehigh Club. 

"He is a member of Phi Delta Theta 
Fraternity; past Master of the Free 
and Accepted Masons, Royal Arch Ma- 


SUM. KiiiKlil 'ri' .'unl a .Slirincr . . . 

"Ills war aclivilies imludcd being 
Deputy Koo<l .\<hninisl raliir anil 'l''oiir 
iMiiuili'' Mian in World W'ai' I. and 
lOmergcncy Police Olllier in World 
War II. 

"Mr. Stritzinger was married In 
11113 lo Marlon Ilarley Custer, and 
I bey liavf two iliildrcn and four Kr.'uul- 

A note from 'I'rrry Callall inrornis 
us of Ills Intention of coniiiiK li> Hctli- 
lelieni fur luir reiinidii. lie.'illli iicnnil- 

(^arvHI (ioi'Miiiii expresses the hope 
llial our class will win the attendance 
award in .lune. 

A grand letter came in from Nel.soii 
Down.s, 111 N. Swarthmore Ave., Rid- 
ley Park, Pa. Remember when be was 
known as "Admiral"'/ He writes: 

"Don't shoot! My hands are up in 
the air, as high as I can get 'em. Very 
I)enitent, when I look over your good 
letters of December 8, 194 9 and Feb- 
ruary 21, 1950. And bless me, here 
comes the April issue of the Bulletin 
staring me in the face, and I stare 
right back, for I really digest that pub- 
lication over and over — love it! 

"You want news, and I reckon it's 
no fun at times getting enough ma- 
terial together, but there is nothing 
exciting in my case history since leav- 
ing old Lehigh. I have been with the 
steel companies — furnace, forge and 
shop, not forgetting good old chemical 
laboratories. I served my time in the 
electric supply field and in the motor 
car business and, by golly, made money 
out of it. Then there was a stretch 
with Uncle Sam's Army Ordnance De- 
partment all through the War. 

"Our son, Jack, has four children 
all under school age. He has taken 
over the operation of a cinder plant on 
the premises of the Bethlehem Steel 
Co.'s cinder dump at the Steelton 
works, and has moved to Paxtang. He 
was graduated from the Pennsylvania 
Military College at the beginning of 
the War, automatically entered the 
Army, where he gave a splendid ac- 
count of himself with the Engineers. 
Came home a captain and keeps in 
practice with the National Guard. 

"Our daughter, Eleanor, a graduate 
of Skidmore College, practiced occu- 
pational therapy in various service 
hospitals during the War. In January 
1948 she flew to Korea for more Army 
service, and married a West Point boy 
out there. They have a three-months- 
old baby girl. 

"Get a Christmas card and letter 
from good old Bill (Fats) McCormick 
out New Castle way each year. 

Bahnson's circular letter and re- 
quest for aye or nay for the reunion 
is in good order, and I have sent my 
check. His letter points out the fact — 
'Enjoy yourself. It's later than you 
think.' No foolin'! I do hope that 
everything works out for a rousing 
attendance on the part of 1910, plus 
good weather." 

JUNE, 1 9 5 O 



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operation. For it is the genesis of man's destiny on earth 
— of life itself! 

"Then the scattering or drilling of the seed; the 
watched-for life-giving rains; the warmth of the sun; the 
care; the time; and finally, the sublime expectation ful- 
filled — the miracle of the crop in all its majestic beauty! 
And all this from that first thrust of the plow into the 
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Men who work the land, in all lands, derive 
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Tho fori'KoluK lollors. Iii>;i>llit'r with 
iiii iiitorosliiiK t>iit> from I. l/)'iiuiii l.iiy 
which will iipiH'iir In I hi' noxl Issiio. arc 
the sort of corri'spoiidcncc that makes 
the Joh of your class correspoiulciil 
not only an easy one but one of ex- 
treme satisfaction. After reading this 
issue won't you please write me a 
short life history. We have had some 
very favorable comments about this 
column, but we must have facts. Let's 
all keep up the good work. Thank you 
in advance. 

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l%t B. Pierrepont Ave., Ruthtrjord, N.J. 

This is to serve notice on some of 
youse guys that failure to return ques- 
tionnaires in the self-addressed and 
STAMPED envelopes sent with them 
will force your correspondent to fall 
hack on his imagination. Same way 
when we ask for pictures and get no 
cooperation. Frinst: 


J//M Jesserls for D.iitsoii 

Joseph Ralph Dawson dutifully re- 
plies, to wit: Address: 9 22 Lafayette 
Ave., Niagara Falls. N. Y. Receiving 
the Bulletin. Job: Research metallur- 
gist, Union Carbide & Carbon Research 
Labs. Hobbies: Gardening. One son, 
■n"ho was in the Navy and is married. 
One daughter, also married. Four 
grandsons and two granddaughters. 
And he hasn't a suitable photo. Health 
good. The heck with that, we'll furnish 
our own photo. 

Jack Dillon reports three sons; one 
was in the service, one married. One 
daughter, also married. One grandson 
and two granddaughters. Jack is tech- 
nical personnel director of Ingersoll- 
Rand at 11 Broadway, New York, liv- 
ing at 202 Anandale Road, Scarsdale, 
N. Y. He claims his job is to take care 
of the engineering personnel in their 

sales di'parl mcnt . .No LchiKhiTs amon); 
his sons, but two have grailualcd from 
college and the third will next year. 
Ills married daughter lives in lloslon 
and has twin girls; his one married 
son lives in Uridgoport, Conn. Some 
day you'll get them all together. Jack, 
and then send us a picture of the wlnile 
gang. He is getting the liulletin. 

Tommy Duvles writes from Holly- 
wood, Fla.. sending along a sclent i(ic 
treatise entitled, "George Takes Up 
Golf." After which, wM-iting from l'''lor- 
ida. mind you, he lays claim to being 
chief executive offlcer of Davies Nitrate 
Co., Inc. and Croton Chemical Corp., 
with duties, "trying to direct the boys 
on how to make some i)roflts!" For 
holibies he lists: "Just puttering a- 
roiind and swimming. The old gray 
mare ain't what she used to be. Have 
slowed up a bit, hence am spending 
my winters in Florida, where I can 
enjoy a grand climate, feed the ponies 
and the dogs, and take a dip in the 
ocean whenever I like." Tommy, our 
hearts bleed for you, and we want to 
sympathize with you in this painful 
period you are experiencing. 

Time to start talking about our 


.}/ N. 3th Street, AUcntown, Pa. 

Received a postal from Major C V. 
"Hick" liickley whose address is 2G.59 
Lombard St., Apt. 10.5, San Francisco, 
Calif. He remarks that with the excep- 
tion of Lehigh men attending the 
Northern California Lehigh Club meet- 
ings, the only ones he gets in touch 
with are Professor Larkin, who sent 
him a reunion picture, Bert ISackes 
and your correspondent. Now, Bick, 
you'll have to do better than that. How 
about you and Backes getting set for 
a visit to Lehigh some time. Both of 
you have been on the absentee list for 
too long. We wish to make an appeal 
here to those Lehigh men in or near 
San Francisco to call on Bick, and to 
those who get up to Connecticut to 
make a call on Bert Backes at 421 N. 
Main St., Wallingford, Conn. 

I've had a clipping from Mrs. Flor- 
ence R. Staab from the Northampton 
(Mass.) Gazette — an editorial that 
sets forth the many activities of "Hal" 
Staab, who passed away November 19, 
1949 in Rochester, N. Y.. where he 
was stricken with coronary thrombosis 
while on a business trip: 

"Harold B. Staab, who died Satu;- 
day, probably became best known to 
Northampton in recent years through 
his vigorous promotion, locally and na- 
tionally, of the Society for the Preser- 
vation and Encouragement of Barber 
Shop Quartet Singing in America, but 
he was active in this city in a number 
of other ways. 

"He had been president of the 
Northampton Alumni Association, a 
past president of Northampton Kiwan- 
is and a past lieutenant governor of 
the second division of New England 

Kiwani.s (li.ttrid. He was an enlluisiaH- 
I ic olllciiil of the Norlhaniiilon Cooper- 
alive Hank for years and rose to the 
post of vice president. Probably, In 
llnie. he would have become |)resideiil. 

"lie look a keener interest in city af- 
fairs than was generally known, and 
bad (lelinite and progressive Ideas 
which he made known from time to 
time on proposed charter changes and 
city management. lie would have made 
a 'go-getter' city olllcial bad he chosen 
to run for odlce. 

"Of jovial disposition and a niilural 
mixer, Hal may have been mistaken by 
some as a man of the 'i)lay boy' type. 
He was one with whom a fellow al- 
ways liked to sit at service club or 
other dinners; one to whom one liked 
to listen when he had a little speech to 
make. But bis comiianionsbip in these 
lighter moments was not his chief 
characteristic. He was a dynamo of 
human action, an example of real lead- 
ership and efflclency. 

"As an executive of a national cor- 
poration he was outstanding, though 
we never knew him to talk about his 
work. At one time, however, he wrote 
a history of his business organization, 
and cleverly intertwined recordings of 
national events down through the 
years. His issuance of bulletins, publi- 
cation of songs, creation and editor- 
ship of the Barber Shop organization's 
'Harmonizer' at one time prompted us 
to tell him that he had what it takes 
to be a magazine publisher. 

"He made a notable record as head 
of the national barber shop singers or- 
ganization, as chairman of its 10-year 
history committee, which issued that 
sparkling 10th anniversary book in 
1948, and a historial of the organiza- 
tion at that time also. Local audiences 
will remember how well he served as 
master of ceremonies at the Parade of 
Barber Shop Quartets, an annual event 
here in which he was a prime mover. 

"But here is a chief point in Hal's 
whole barber shop singing achieve- 
ments. As National President he stood 
on a platform of 'fun on business ba- 
sis' and impressed upon the member- 
ship that 'the fun motive alone is not 
enough.' Practicing what he preached, 
he instituted the Quartet Parades here 
as a means of doing public good, and 
he wisely chose the Hampshire County 
Chapter of the infantile paralysis or- 
ganization as the beneficiary of the 
proceeds of these events. 

"He said, time and again through 
his presidency of the national organ- 
ization, 'No organization such as ours, 
that is entirely selfish in its purposes, 
can endure long, nor can it attract 
enough attention of the proper kind to 
enable us to grow, if we are not of 
some use to our communities.' 

"As a result, the national organiza- 
tion, in its 10th year history, was able 
to report: 'Every one of 480 chapters 
at the end of the 1947-48 fiscal year 
assisted in some way in civic and char- 
itable affairs. Staab laid that founda- 
tion soundly.' 

JUNE, 1 9 5 O 


"Hal Staab didn't live to reach three 
score years and ten, but he packed 
more than three score years and ten 
into his busy and beneficial life." 

The class, I know, joins me in ex- 
tending to Mrs. Staab and her family 
our deep sympathy for their great loss. 
We regret that Hal was unable to at- 
tend our recent reunion, for we thor- 
oughly agree with the above editorial 
that he was a fine, jovial gentleman to 
have around. 

This will be the last column, as we 
leave space for the reunion classes in 
the July issue. Have a good summer, 
and please remember that if you do 
not tell us where you are and what you 
are doing the column remains empty. 
Is that the way you want it? 


5S1S Sylvester St., Philadelphia 24, Pa. 

Copy for this issue of the Bulletin 
is due May 8, the mailing of the same 
issue is scheduled for June 14, and it 
cannot reach you before reunion dale, 
so as far as any more news about re- 
union activities is concerned, it leaves 
me in the same spot as the little girl 
who said as she sat on a cake of ice — 
"My tale is told." So from here on out 
we will hope for the best. 

The alumni office will send out a re- 
union announcement in May with com- 
plete plans for the two days. 

A letter from John O. Lilebig, '14, 
informs me that both he and AV^alter 
Schrempel will join us for dinner on 
Saturday evening, and possibly Kava- 
naugh, too. It will be a real pleasure to 
see these "fourteeners." To date, I 
have not heard from any "Sixteeners." 

My sincere thanks to those who have 
indicated that it will be impossible for 
them to attend. Mighty sorry to hear 
that you will not be on hand, but it 
does relieve one's mind to Ivnow defin- 
itely one way or another — saves a lot 
of letter writing on my part, which 
means so much at a time like this. 

There is very little news except let- 
ters from classmates who will be on 
hand — and there are a goodly number 
who will be in Bethlehem for the two 
days. There remain quite a number 
who have not yet replied. I am still 
hoping to hear from you. In the July 
issue, you will find a complete resume 
of the 35th reunion. 


180 Hilton Ave., Hempstead, N. Y. 

Here is a story that has been wait- 
ing a long four years to tell. It was 
held back because of the modesty of 
this chap who wished no publicity for 
his deeds. 

This fellow was one of the few '16- 
ers, perhaps the first, who did a hitch 
in World War II. After a tour of duty 
as a "WW I retread," as he called 

himself, he was tapped l)y that super- 
super project with topmost priority 
for manpower with special talents and 

From April 1944 to May l!Hfi he 
was first a major, then lieutenant colo- 
nel, with the Manhattan Engineer Dis- 
trict. He kept this top secret well. Only 
when Hiroshima told the world of 
America's atomic might did he disclose 
to his friends his connection with that 
project — hut still not for publication. 

Leaving the Manhattan Project in 
19 46, he returned to the Bureau of 
Mines to be editor of the classic "Year- 

In March 1947 he joined the Atomic 
Energy Commission and continued his 
earlier work dealing with atoms and 

On July 1. 19 48, he returned to the 
U. S. Geological Survey to work on the 
Exploration Program which the Sur- 
vey is conducting for the Atomic Ener- 
gy Commission. 

By this time, if not sooner, most of 
you boys have guessed who this chap 
is. For no one else could fit this pic- 
ture better or more characteristically 
than — Doc Keiser. 

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Koppers Co. Inc., Kearny, N. J. 

This is being written on April 30, 
just after my return from Chicago and 
Pittsburgh, in both of which places I 
saw a few Lehigh men, but none from 
our gang, unfortunately. 

About the middle of April I was in 
Bethlehem for a few hours and visited 
the campus. It was a beautiful spring 
day, just the type to encourage nos- 
talgia, I guess. 

You all remember the one guy who 

owned an auloiiioljile in our days at 
Lehigh, don't you'.' Vv^ell brothers, you 
should have been with me in Bethle- 
hem to make a comparison. I develop- 
ed a new theory as to what is wrong 
with Lehigh athletics. They ought to 
ground the athletes — or ground the 
kids and make athletes out of them. 
There were more cars parked on, or 
just off, the campus than you find 
there at a Lafayette game. If I can't 
sell this idea, maybe someone will buy 
the idea of the University selling oil, 
gas, tires, etc. to the student body. 
They could discontinue all appeals for 
funds and do all contemplated im- 
provements in one year. From what I 
could learn, there must be 1500-2000 
automobiles in the student body. Walk- 
ing up those hills would be good for 
'em. It might be good for me too. 

I was going down the hill past Dravo 
House when I heard a roar that would 
have scared you to death. After inves- 
tigating I learned that it was our old 
friend S. Lambert turning over in his 
resting place, God bless him. It was 
all the result of two guys cleaning 
erasers on the top floor of Packer Hall 
by knocking them against the window 

And one more thing I saw near Broad 
and Main Streets (aside to Butoh), 
was a truck, the side of w-hich said 
Kresge Paper Box Company. 

I was in Schick's office twice to see 
him. Once he was at Rotary and the 
other time he was closeted with some 
visitors. A nice young lady in his of- 
fice said she thought he would be fin- 
ished in a few minutes and then I 
could see him. She had a pained ex- 
pression on her face when I asked her 
if she thought it would be worth while 

So I went on my way and stopped to 
see Ebb Caraway and the baseball 


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Fttirmoiit Mchy. Co., Fairmont, W. Va. 

Hack ill August of 1919, one A. 10. 
Hucliniiaii, .Ir. ("Buck" to you), wrote 
me and said. "You are ticketed tor 
writing an 'IS column for tlie .Iiine. 
1950 issue ot the Alumni Bulletin." At 
the time, acceptance .seemed to he a 
safe thing, since the actual assignment 
was not to be completed until quite 
some time in the future. Well, it's the 
old story — procrastination is the thief 
of time. I was brought up short by a 
letter from Buck the other day re- 
minding me that the column had to be 
in his hands by May 1. Krankly, there 
was not time to write all of you (you 
don't answer anyway) so I resorted to 
the telephone and talked with a few of 
our classmates who I thought might 
be able to pass on some news. 

First of all. about Buck. I am sure 
all ot us know that he is with DuPont 
and has been for many years, but un- 
til I asked him the other day I was 
not sure ot just what he did for that 
company. Ruck is assistant general 
manager of the Rayon Department, 
which is the largest of ten operating 
departments of the DuPont Company. 
This department makes and sells ray- 
en. acetate, nylon and (new) "Orion" 
textile fibers. At present his depart- 
ment operates eight large plants and 
is designing two more. His job. along 
with the general manager, is to oper- 
ate the business so that the several 
hundred million dollars of the com- 
pany's money invested in plant and 
equipment will yield a maximum re- 
turn. Buck says it's the most interest- 
ing and exciting assignment he has 
ever had. This I can well believe, and I 
am sure you will all agree that with 
Buck in there calling signals the stock- 
holders of DuPont have nothing to 
worry about. 

Buck tells me that Dave Maginnes' 
office is now located In Wilmington 
with the DuPont Co., and for that rea- 
son he has moved from Scarsdale, N. 
Y.. and has now taken up residence in 

Tim Huldll, the benign squire of 
Middletown. Del., and Buck see each 
other from time to time. Speaking of 
Tim reminds me that he and three 
others of us 'ISers have sons who en- 
tered Lehigh this past fall. The other 
three are Mitnian, Douslikess and yours 
truly. That is a pretty good representa- 
tion for one year. 

I put in a phone call to Jack Latuncr 
the other day and following a cheery 
greeting by Jack asked him the usual 
"How's everything going?" He said he 
was just about ready to jump OLf the 
river bridge. It seems that business is 
in one of those little "dips" that are 
often referred to. After I could get 

.lack sidetracked off the subject of how 
bad business is. I gathered thai his 
health is good, his bridge game is 
good, and thai he is very recently a 
grnndpoii. lie tells me he runs into 
Hugh riiillip.M from time to time. Hugh 
seems to be enjoying good health and. 
as you all know, has a big job wilh the 
Steel Corporation in I'iltsburgh. 

"Tubby" .Xiiibler. who is with I he 
Pennsylvania Department of High- 
ways, has been making the headlines 
in the Pittsburgh newspapers ri'cently 
in connection with the new highway 
developments in that area. 

Next I called Jlark Suxiiiaii, and 1 
needed no other indi<alion than the 
"peppy" tone of his voice to know that 
all is well with Mark. Hearing Mark's 
voice again reminded me ot an inci- 
dent that I will never forget, and 
which X think well worth relating in 
this column. The time was about 1:30 
A.M. Saturday morning at our last re- 
union. Many of the gang had gathered 
for the evening at the Bethlehem Club 
to reminisce and talk over old times. 
When the party broke up I headed for 
my hotel in Allentown. About hallway 
there a car coming from the otlier di- 
rection drove me toward the curb, 
where another car was parked, and I 
narrowly avoided hitting it. About five 
blocks beyond this point a car pulled 
alongside of me, forced me to the curb 
and parked in front of me. Immediate- 
ly another car pulled up in back of me. 
and the occupants of both cars swarm- 
ed down upon me and charged me with 
side-swiping one of the cars. They 
wanted damages. I could see no evi- 
dence ot damage to either car, and it 
was evident that I was about to be- 
come the victim of a racket. During 
the ensuing argument, at which I was 
getting nowhere, a familiar voice came 
to me out of the night. It said: "Don't 
give them a G — d cent. Len — don't 
give them a G — d cent!" And with 
that. Mark Saxman entered the scene. 
It seems that Mark had been following 
me from the Bethlehem Club, had wit- 
nessed my predicament, and in true 
'IS spirit had come to the rescue of a 
classmate. I can assure you that never 
have I heard a more welcome sound 
than Mark Saxman's voice on that oc- 
casion. With his reinforcement, \ve 
were able to disperse the racketeers 
and proceed on the way to our hotel. 
I will always have a warm spot in my 
heart for Mark. 

Mark was able to give me a couple 
of bits ot news that I am sure you will 
all be interested in. It seems that 
"Sw-ifty" Thomas, who recently moved 
to Fort Lauderdale. Fla., is engaged 
in the contracting and building busi- 
ness there. Previous reports had it that 
Swifty was taking things easy and do- 
ing little more than yachting and fish- 
ing. It's a long jump from yachting 
and fiishing to contracting and build- 
ing, but knowing Swifty we feel sure 
be will make the grade. 

Our old pal Repko, following an ac- 
cident in which he suffered amongst 
other injuries a badly broken leg. has 

retired and Tuoveil from San .luan, 
I'orlo Ulco. to Fori Lauderdale, lie 
now lives jusi two doors from Swifty 
Thomas. What a jialr lo be living that 
close together (and at I heir age, too!). 
If I ever gel within hailing distance ot 
Fort Lauderdale 1 will certainly make 
il :i i)oint lo look the two of them up. 
"('oiuil" Concilio was next on my 
lisl. "The Count " tells me that he is 
taking care of the law business In the 
Bethlehem area in good shajie. and 
passed on a bit of news alicmi iwo 
other classmates. 

•loliiiny .Sehmlch, il seems, has I'e- 
married. Congral illations to you. .loliii- 

"Mi/.zoner the .Judge" Hardiold is 
still handing out justice in fine style 
and now enjoys the title of "President 
.Judge." I don't know just what "Presi- 
dent .Judge" is. because we don't have 
them down here in West Virginia, but 
it sounds mighty good to me. 

With regard to yours truly, I have 
been here in Fairmont, W. Va., since 
i92n. and I am running a manufactur- 
ing business which engineers, fabri- 
cates and constructs coal handling and 
coal preparation equipment. I am mar- 
ried and have two daughters, one mar- 
ried and one in Tokyo. I also have a 
boy who. as mentioned above, is a 
freshman at Lehigh. Having a son at 
Lehigh seems to stir your interest in 
the old school, and for that re:ison I 
find myself getting back to Bethlehem 
more frequently than heretofore. It I 
could Interest some ot the gang in go- 
ing back this year at graduation time 
I believe I could be talked into joining 
them without too much arm twisting. 
It anybody has in mind going back at 
that time, drop me a line. 


215 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, Pa. 
Dear Hicks: 

Boy, are you dumb! How did you 
ever manage to graduate from L( high? 

You go up to see Carl Steiner at his 
new home. You have his new address 
and know where the place is. You drive 
up there, find a mailbox displaying the 
number (7309) and a long word be- 
ginning with "W." Do you read it? 
No, it can't be "Steiner," so you go 
galloping about the neighborhood, gaz- 
ing around and asking people. As usual 
with new arrivals, the neighbors aren't 
very helpful, so back to the mailbox 
for another look at "7.309" — but not a 
glance at that word which isn't "Stein- 
er." Then on up the street a way to 
the next house, which is marked "73- 
1.5." Sounds reasonable, so, back to the 
mailbox! Of course it sa.vs "7309," but 
that only makes you suspicious, since 
it is obviously occupied by some peo- 
ple named "W — ." Finally you decide 
to be real brave and try it. 

It's the right place. 

"Oh," says Carl, "That's 'Wasa- 
barn.' This was an old stone barn that 

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wf toil' Din. ri'lmlll. and luldcil lo. so 
we decided lo call It thiil." 

Uii the way out. nTter an lioiii :< l)ull 
setisioii witli Carl, yoii stop an.! look 
at tlie mailbox acaln. \Vasal)arn 7;t0!t. 
Hut of eonrse it beKan witli a "W," ao 
it couldn't be the Sleiner place, even 
it it <li<l say "7:tt)!»." Boy. arc you 
duiiibl You can't even read! 

t^oniiuiseratively yours, 

ll.irolil liii\cMiM)rl. who liiis been 
with llie Veterans Adtninistrat-on in 
t'oluinbus tor several years, lias been 
shitted further west. His new address 
la: V.A. Hospital. .'iSlh and Center Sts.. 
Omaha. Nebr. 

Stopped in for a short visit with 
Hu7./. Heri'inKton at City National. 
Seems be is in somewhat my situation 
— sees men of other classes, but rarely 
anyone of '21. Mentioned Joe Kisher 
and ■liiii Leiiunon of '17, Savnian, and 
Tim Donovan, 

Wliat have they done to 'roniMi.v 
Heniiebffner's address'.' I bad 131 
Woodland Road. Madison. X. .1.; I've 
written to the "Count" there and it 
didn't come back so I presumed it was 
correct. Now comes from the Bulletin 
ofBce a change of address slip marked 
ISl Woodland Road. Montclair. N. J.! 
The two towns are 10 or 15 miles 
apart, so it can't be just a redislricting 
of delivery routes, and for a person to 
move from one town to exactly the 
same street and number in another 
town is rather a "believe-it-or-not." 
Anyway, there's Count's present ad- 


7/SO S. Jeffery Ave., Chicago ^9, Illinois 

Kd Snyder of West Orange. X. J., 
until recently assistant chief engineer 
of the Electric Department of the Pub- 
lic Service Electric and Gas Co., has 
now been made general manager of 
the Electric Department. Ed has been 
continuously with the Public Service 
Company for 26 years. He has a son, 
Edwin. Jr.. class of '4S. and another 
son, Dick, class of '50. both at Lehigh. 
His daughter. Mary, attends Skidmore, 
class of '50. He also has one grand- 
daughter. Ed writes that Bill Davis is 
now living in Orange, N. J., working 
for Esso in New York, and attends the 
Northern New Jersey Lehigh Club 
meetings regularly. 1 will be expecting 
to have the letter before next Fall 
which Ed has promised me. and that 
should be an interesting start for ihe 
column next year. 

Another member of the Public Serv- 
ice reporting is Eddie Rieman. Eddie 
is married, living in Maywood, N. J., 
and is an engineer in the Electrical 
Engineering Department at Newark. 
Incidentally, if you will refer to para- 
graph 5 in the March. 19 50 class col- 
umn you will note that my secretary 
made Eddie a Frenchman (Eddie Rie- 
neau) due to her inability to decipher 

Nainin.> Oilaiulo'v luiiiilwril iiiK. lOdillc 
can accept this us our apology. 

On April 10 I apparently struck oil. 
On that date I received two responses 
in the same mail, one from Dave Wer- 
ner at Charlotte. N. C, and one fniiii 
K. S. ".Stun" Webb in Ashevllle, N. f. 
Dave's response reads as follows, "1 
have four lovely daughters — aues 4, 
12, 17 and IS. The oldest daughter is 
• ittendlng the Women's College, Uni- 
versity of North Carolina." He wrile.> 
further that he is district manager of 
the Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. and 
has been employed there since 1!)27. 
Dave travels North and South Caro- 
lina, office Is at 2i:i Wilder Bldg.. 
Charlotte 2. telephone 6-S611. "In case 
any classmates get in the neighbor- 
hood, call me." 

Stan Webb writes as follows, "Hap- 
pily married, three children, one at- 
tending the University of North Caro- 
lina." Stan is the owner of an insur- 
ance agency since 1925. He further 
writes that he has not seen any class- 
mates in several years and should he 
.see one, it would indeed be new's. He 
continues. "Some of you fellows sure- 
iy come through here occasionally. 
Would be delighted to see you any- 

In answer to these two responses 1 
wrote Dave a letter sending a copy of 
this to Stan and undoubtedly they 
have got together, since I have re- 
ceived a copy of a letter that Staii sent 
to Dave. After a little incident like 
this I feel that my efforts for the year 
have not been too fruitless. 

L. P, Shoemaker is residing in Potts- 
town, Pa. He has a son 15 and a 
daughter 12 and is employed by the 
Curtis Publishing Co. as a civil engi- 
neer. One of his co-vvorkers is \Valt<'i' 
.S. Tyler, Jr., class of '2 5 chemical en- 

T. AV. (Bill) Stanton is married and 
residing in Montclair. N. J. He has one 
son attending Amherst, also Psi Up- 
silon. Bill is a buyer with the J. C. 
Penney Co. in New York City. 

Henry Spindler of W^estfield. X. J. 
is vice president of August Spindler & 
Sons. Non Ferrous Foundry and Ma- 
chine Tool Shop. Henry has a daugh- 
ter, Arlene. and a son Roger who is at- 
tending Union Junior College. The 
daughter will enter college next Sep- 

J. S. (Stu) Stanier is still in Youngs- 
town, Ohio and is general superintend- 
ent of the Flat Rolled Tubular Mills 
of Youngstown Sheet & Tube. Stu has 
three children, two sons and one 
daughter. Stu, Jr. is in the class of '51 
at Lehigh and Mary Oliver is attend- 
ing Colby Junior College at New Lon- 
don, N. H. Stu advises that they have 
a small active alumni club in Youngs- 
town but no member of our class is in 
the district to the best of his knowl- 

My worthy predecessor in this ef- 
fort, Irv Relter, writes me that he is 
married, living in Allentown, Pa. He 
is superintendent of the Mfg. Div., 

Korgcs. l''(iMiHli-ics, .\lai-binc .Shops anil 
Wcldment I ii'piirlniciits. Irv has been 
with till' lietblehem Steel (^o. since 
1915, a total of .'<5 years, and as we ull 
reinoniber he worked there while at- 
iiiidiiig the University. He writes fur- 
ther that he sees lii'ii Itray every day. 
Also sees AHkc .Mcl''ail<li-n who Is now 
a aalcsiuan in Detroit for lietblehem 
Steel. Mike was taken ill at Syracuse 
while enroute home. lioai)itallzed un- 
til April 20 when he continued ba<'k to 
Detroit. According to Irv, Professor 
.Nordenholt, ME 'I4-MS '23, visited 
with Irv recently and he and Len had 
t|ulte a chat with Professor Norden- 
holt. After visiting the various shops 
he agreed that he had iirobably "learn- 
ed" Bray and Relter a little at Lehigh. 
Irv closes by saying. "Your note on 
liuUetin dues was well received. Call- 
ed the alumni ofHce and found 1 owed 
everything, so paid up all — Bulletin, 
Alumni Dues, new Alumni Fund and 
Home Club Dues. It sure is easy to put 
things aside and just about as easy to 
do them." 

Among the missing. .A returned 
questionnaire from H. H. TilKhniun, 
Adams Hotel. Phoenix. Ariz,, is mark- 
ed "Not at Hotel Adams, Return to 
Sender." If anyone knows of his 
whereabouts please notify me. 


//'/7 Belmont Avenue, Haledon, N. J. 

We are grateful to K<\ Bennett for 
twisting Ellis Werft's arm until he 
agreed to send a picture taken at Mi- 
ami with Edward \V. "Luke" (iorliani. 

The picture taken at Miami proves that 
Ellis was there and had a visit with 
Luke. Moreover, the letter clears up a 
question we asked last month — name- 
ly, is "Luke" the Biscayne Chemical 
Company? The answer is "yes." And 
he is doing right nicely, thank you. We 
reported last month that Luke had 
been married on March 18 to Mrs. 
Helen Le Baron. 

An enclosure in Werft's letter raises 
a further question — namely, is it pro- 
per to say that Werft "is" the Lehigh 
Valley Chemical Co., or "is with" that 
outfit in Allentown? 

On April 19 Mrs. Jones and I en- 
joyed stopping overnight at the Manor 
Hill Hotel. Somerset, Pa., the more so 
because said hotel is owned and oper- 
ated by a Lehigh man. Howard E. 
"Hoddy" Merrill '26. Smiling and gen- 
ial as ever. "Hoddy" is literally "lord 
of the manor" as he reigns supreme in 
the magnificent splendor of a baroni- 
al manor house which is located just 
off the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the 
Somerset Interchange. 

The April issue of the Public Serv- 
ice News brings us word that Donald 
C, Luce has been elected a director of 
Public Service of New Jersey and vice 
president in charge of combined oper- 
ations. Don had been vice president in 
charge of Electric Operations since 

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The slide rule and the drawing instruments commonly associated 
with the Lehigh student are most important to a young man's career — 
IF he becomes an engineer. But he may not. 

Many an embryo scientist discovers, after a year of effort at any 
college, that his talents and interests lie in another field. What then? 
Must friendships and the important sense of "belonging" be sacrificed in 
a transfer to another institution? 

At Lehigh University where the College of Arts and Science and the 
College of Business Administration rank equally in academic excellence 
with the somewhat larger College of Engineering, the student's transfer to 
a new curriculum, such as pre-medicine, may be easily arranged — assuming 
that his grades have met the high standards required by all departments. 

Shortly he will recognize that a sphygmomanometer can be as useful 
to the doctor in determining blood pressure as a divider may be to the 
engineer studying a blueprint. And in this field as in the curricula leading 
to Teaching, Accounting, Foreign Service, Actuarial Science, or Applied 
Psychology, he will profit by the interchange of courses among all three 
colleges which promises the Lehigh student something more than a 
"higher education." 

^e&c^ 7im(4efi^it4f 




Mi.inii iiieeliiig o] Luke .uul Ellis 

February 1, 194S. Prior to that he was 
general manager of the Electrical De- 
partment. He has been with Public 
Service since his graduation in 19 24. 

The same news release carries word 
that two other Lehigh men have re- 
ceived promotions. They are Watson 
F. Tait, Jr.. E.E. '22. who has been 
made vice president in charge of Elec- 
tric Operations, and Kdwin H. .Snyder, 
E.E. '23. who has been made general 
manager of the Company's Electric 

A basketful of congratulations! 

Sorry to have missed during the 
past week-end a telephone call from 
Krncst W. liakiT, who has some word 
of classmates to pass on to your cor- 
respondent. Ernie is engineer in 
charge of Toll Dialing at A. T. & T., 
195 Broadway. New York. He lives at 
71 Stony Lane, Short Hills, N. J. 

It was nice of Class Agent Ralph .S. 
Ritter to say a kind word about the 
class column in his letter of April 21. 
This letter was sent to each classmate 
and concerned the Alumni Fund Cam- 
paign, remember'.' If you haven't re- 
sponded to this appeal as yet. no doubt 
you intend doing so. Why not do it 
now? The University is counting heav- 
ily on the Fund to help Lehigh con- 
tinue her high position. Ralph will be 
glad to transmit your checks to the 
Alumni Fund. His address is 31 N. .5th 
St., Allentown, Pa. 

The Lehigh Letter informs us of the 
impending retirement from the facul- 
ty of two of my revered teachers — Dr. 
Philip M. Palmer, Dean of Arts and 
Science, and Dr. Horace W. Wright, 
Head of the Latin Department. I wish 
to seize this opportunity to place my 
verbal wreath of tribute at the feet of 
these two educators to whom I am 
deeply indebted. A deep bow to you. 
Gentlemen, and a most grateful thank 

II. v. Ki'irlii'iiliiK'li, ■li'., 111. iiii|i,'irls 
llu> infiinniil ion Ihal clussinali' Kicli- 
iinl .\. Hiiukjis now resides ul 'l\\l>\ S. 
KHilh St.. West Allls M, Wla. So the 
lost has hocn found. 

^ta44 V 7925 


W'a.iliitigton Cronsitif;. Uncles Pnuntu. Pa. 

The spring club meetings were en- 
thusiastically altcnded by Lehigh men 
— and members of Hie class of '2.') 
showed their interest in college activi- 
ties by their attendance as well as by 
their participation. Doiif-- I'nrkcr, an 
E.E. .graduate and patent lawyer in 
Washington, is active in the Washing- 
ton Club and has been elected treas- 
urer. The Washington Club's spring 
meeting was held on May 2ri at the 
Shoreham Hotel. 

The New York Club meeting was 
held at the Biltmore Hotel at which 
time the club honored your Associa- 
tion's Vice President Ray Slritzinf-ci' 
with the "L in Life" Award. Repre- 
senting the class of '2.5 were Banker 
I'rtc DiiRois and Tugboatman Gen<' 
>Ioran. The Carteret Club of Trenton, 
N. J. was the scene of the Central Jer- 
sey Lehigh meeting and your class- 
mate. Harry Stahl, was in evidence, 
boasting that Lehigh is soon to see 
another great Stahl. His son has been 
doing great work in football and hock- 
ey at the Peddie School and is heading 
for Lehigh next year. 

AValt Allen, another E.E. from the 
class of '2 5, was seen at the North Jer- 
sey Lehigh Club meeting at the Mili- 
tary Park Hotel in Newark in May. 
Walt is one of the class representa- 
tives on the Class Agents' Committee 
tor the northern New Jersey section. 
Others serving on that committee are 
Ted Burke, .\sty .Astarita, Larry Kinj;- 
liani, Harry Kinle.y — and also Alt- 
house, Carlson, and Pierson. 

Ed Garra has been re-elected treas- 
urer of the Philadelphia Lehigh Club, 
which had its usual successful Annual 
Outing at the Philadelphia Cricket 
Club located at Flourtown. 

Reports from the alumni ofHce indi- 
cate that G. B. Henry and A. S. Butler, 
.Jr. are active on the Special Gifts Com- 
mittee of the American Heart Associa- 
tion of Buffalo. N. Y.. and that Clark 
Heilnian is living at 1413 Clermont 
Road, Decatur, Ga. 


20 Elm St., Great Neck, L. I., N. Y. 

Because the alumni office had noti- 
fied me that William Y. (Vint) Rath- 
bone had become vice president and 
general manager of the Parkersburg 
Rig and Reel Co. and had moved from 
Larchmont, N. Y.. back to his home 
town of Parkersburg, W. Va.. I wrote 
to him for some news about himself. 


Also manager oj Rig and Reel 

His secretary replied that he would be 
away from home for some time, and 
she very kindly sent some news about 
him. He was married to Virginia 
Smith on June 18, 1929, and they have 
two sons, William Vinton, Jr., age 17, 
and Allan Monroe, age 1.5, both en- 
rolled in the Episcopal High School, 
Alexandria, Va. (I can recall that area 
because I surveyed it for a standpipe 
when I was resident engineer for the 
Alexandria Water Co. in 1928.) 

Vint "worked for the Parkersburg 
Rig and Reel Co., Parkersburg, W. Va., 
from 1926 until the month of May, 
1928, at which time he went to work 
for Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey 
and was employed both in domestic 
and foreign refining operations until 
April 1, 1948, at which time he return- 
ed to the employment of the Parkers- 
burg Rig and Reel Co. as vice presi- 
dent. Since that time he has been 
made vice president and general man- 
ager." (Very many thanks. Miss Eddy, 
for all of the news about Vint.) 

When Fi'ank Kear read the news 
item in the April class column about 
himself and the Empire State Build- 
ing's four station television antennae 
and mast that he is designing he wrote 
me from his office where he was work- 
ing on a Sunday. He sent some more 
news about this job. "Since the release 
of the original article we have decided 
that there was no point in doing this 
thing the easy way, so the tower has 
taken thought and added a cubit to its 
stature. As it now stands it will be 213 
feet high and will accommodate not 
four but seven television stations as 
well as at least two FM broadcasting 
operations. Provision has been made to 
take care of theatre television when 
and if that comes along. We expect the 
experimental work to begin during the 
coming week and some structural 
work on reinforcing the mooring mast 

JUNE. 1 9 5 O 


is scheduled for June. If the schedule 
is not interrupted, the actual tower 
should start to rear its ugly head dur- 
ing the late fall, and five television 
stations should be on the air from the 
highest building in the world in the 
spring of 19.51. 

"During the latter part of May or 
the early part of June the Department 
of Forests and Waters of the State of 
Pennsylvania will place in commission 
the largest flood control radio network 
I know of. It comprises a network of 
over sixty reporting stations, tied to- 
gether by radio relay and all directly 
in connection with Harrisburg. The 
stations cover the Susquehanna basin 
and all of the tributaries and it is ex- 
pected that their use will enable ac- 
curate forecasting of flood conditions 
as well as permitting remedial action 
to be taken in ample time to prevent 
disaster. The network was designed 
and engineered by Kear and Kennedy. 

"Have seen Foiichaux several times 
recently. He is running his own firm 
now and does a lot of business with 
the Canadians. Shipboard communica- 
tions is his specialty. He also special- 
izes in lunches at the Old Fire House 
in the Wall Street area. (I recommend 
the lunch.)" 

This column is approaching the max- 
imum length so more news via Frank 
must be held over for a future issue. 
Frank, you kept this column in the 
black this montli. Many thanks. 

eu^ 9^ f927 


Its Rugby Road, Syracuse 6, N. Y. 

I'm taking a stab in the dark by 
saying this column is being read by 
more classmates than ever before; re- 
ports reach me that the subscriptions 
have increased, but I'm at a loss to 
say where '27 stands. 

Some months ago information was 
requested for several of our lost or 
strayed brethren, among them one 
Cedric L. Smith, intelligentsia one, two 
or three. Bill Scarlett comes close by 
saying he sees him now and then on 
his trips to Terre Haute and hears 
from him spasmodically. That's all Bill 
says. He himself is living in Upper 
Montclair and does a lot of traveling. 
It sounds as if, after living in the mid- 
dle west for ten years, he is pretty 
well settled down as a good solid citi- 
zen of New Jersey. 

During the middle thirties when 
Marion and I were living near Pitts- 
burgh, I'd occasionally see Brown, C. 
E., as Sergeant Lavin called him. 
Brownie was there with the U. S. Bu- 
reau of Mines. Since 1947 he has been 
in Frederick, Md. as chief of one of 
the branches in the Basic Science Di- 
vision, doing special research work for 
the Chemical Corps of the Army. To 
me that undoubtedly means Bacterial 
Warfare work. Brownie has an inter- 
esting family — Barbara Alice, 10, and 
Carolyn Ann, 5. They all en.ioy living 
in the old historic town of Frederick. 




Manufacturers of 

















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Urownlo, plonso iiiako pvory pffort In 
return to Hethlolioni for our 25th. 

Todiiy. our lirst real bnlmy sprlnp 
diiy. we went up on I ho Mill to see 
Syrncuse whitewash Penn State badly 
in n Rood lacrosse game. The sport Is 
quite popular here. 

By the time this copy reaches you 
thoughts will be given to vacations, so 
If you head for Canada remember Syr- 
acuse Is the crossroads to the north- 
land and I'd love to see you. My very 
best to each and every one of you. 

eieu^ 0/ r93o 


/.n.i/ Hni/ Tri-race, Knxtou. Pa. 

This column is being written May f. 
and will appear in the .June issue, so 
the reunion will be over by the time 
you read this. 1 do hope we shall have 
made out all right. The write-up of 
the reunion will appear in the .July 

About local activities concerning Le- 
high, our class members have recently 
participated as follows: meeting of 
the local class reunion committee was 
held at Saucon Valley Country Club 
last week with attendance of Chair- 
man Tod Olnislcd, .lack ("onnc'cn, I5ob 
Bonnott, Kd .Small, .Folin Soniorvillo, 
and the writer. Home Club luncheon 
attended by the same group. Home 
Club Board of Directors' meeting at- 

liMidcfl hy niir tlin-c nicnihcr-dii'i'cinrs : 
Hennelt. Connoen, and Seward. 

Many returns have already come in 
for the .Mumni Fund. Let I hose of us 
who have not as yet sent In the card 
get after II right away. .lack Connecii 
has worked quite a bit at putting llic 
message across, so let's give him a lift 
by getting in those returns. If we can 
make just a slightly bettor showing 
this time than we did last, we'll be 
right up amongst the top classes. 

The list of "missing" members of 
the class which I promised to publish 
this month seems to have disaitpoared 
into the thin breeze around South 
Mountain. After checking with the 
alumni ofTice I find that so many have 
written in lately giving addresses of 
both home and business that we have 
no "missing" list. I liope we don't 
build one up again. When you move 
notify the class correspondent or the 
alumni oflice so that we keep the rec- 
ords up to date. And don't forget to 
report anything unusual or interest- 
ing that you think might be of news 
value for the column so that the rest 
of the class can enjoy it. 

In the mail this month we learn 
that Tommy .\yro and Jerry O'Leary, 
both of whom have been listed witli 
the class of 'Zl up to now, have signed 
up with '3 so that their activities 
from now on will be with us (where 
they should be). Your correspondent 
learned this in the case of Ayre 

llirougli III)' :ihiiiiiu ollirc .iiid in llio 
case of O'Loary through Hob Itcniicd. 
who has boon In <'i)rrospon(li'nc(' wiili 
.lorry. Clayton .S. IJi>lcs, .Ir. is now re- 
siding In I'onifrol Ccnlor, Conn. Don- 
ald N. M<Klnloy Is residing at 2.'iO(; 
ClIlT Dr.. .Nowporl Iteach. Calif. He is 
(lislrlcl manager for Cluvrcili'l Motors 
In Los Angeles. 

This Is not a commercial, liiil we mpc 
certainly amazed at the numlior of our 
class who do not receive the Alumni 
Hulletin. That old subscription should 
be a very important thing to every Le- 
high man and every member of the 
class. You cannot possibly keep In 
touch with what is going on without 
the news contained In the Bulletin. 
You who are reading this are not af- 
fected, as you are subscribers, but 
have you ever thought of passing your 
copy along to some member of the 
class who is not receiving the Bulle- 
tin? You can keep him informed and 
also possibly get him back in the fold 
of interested members. 

Next issue you can read all about 
the gala reunion. So long until .luly. 

(^ta44 ^ f93f 


78 OlA Short Hills Road 
Short Bills, N. J. 

In the course of the University's 
campaign to obtain more readers for 
the Bulletin, the alumni oflice sent me 


a good company to do business with 


of Structural Steel 



A. Sheldon '93 J. M. Straub '20 

N. G. Smith '06 D. B. Straub *28 

E. K. Adams '16 T. A. Straub, Jr. . . '.34 


Main Office 




"Steel Permits Sireamlining Conttruclion 
with Solely, Endurance and Iconomy" 

JUNE, 1 9 5 O 


"It offered independence, security, 

unlimited earning possibilities" 

As AN undergraduate at the University of Michigan 
during the early years of the war, I was not too imme- 
diately coneerncd about a earcer. I knew that Uncle 
Sam would soon solve that problem for me. 

However, I had always been favorably inclined 
toward life insurance, for my Dad had been associated 
with New England Mutual for almost 20 years. And 
his satisfaction with his career has been evident in 
his everyday life and in the home he has provided for 
our family. 

So when the Army sent me to a training camp near 
Boston, I looked up some of the men in New England 
Mutual's home ofSce. At the same time, I met the 
girl and married her, and naturally I began to think 
more definitely about a post-Army career. Together 
we cataloged the advantages and disadvantages of 
many different careers. 

But each time we came back to life insurance. It 
offered — in a way no other career seemed to — inde- 
pendence, security, public service, and unlimited 
earning possibilities. As a result of these deliberations, 
I enrolled in New England Mutual's basic training 
course while I was still in the Army Air Corps. 

After the war— in April of 1946 to be exact — I 
joined the New England Mutual agency in Denver. 
In addition to extensive training here in Denver, I 
have had two courses at the home office in Boston. 
I have also attended several inspiring regional meet- 
ings and have enjoyed and profited from my 4-year 
association with this company. 

I have made a much better living than would have 
been possible in a salaried job, and I have saved a 
substantial fund for future needs. At the present time. 
I am spending half my time working with the new 
men in our agency, helping them find the same satis- 
factions that I have enjoyed as a career life underwriter. 

K*-V-&V\ '/. (^ <*AWtl-£X<l, 

P.ecent graduates of our Home Office training course, 
although new to the life insurance business, earn average 
first year commissions of $3600— which, with renewal com- 
missions added, brings the total 3early income average to 
$5700. From here, incomes rise in direct proportion to each 
individual's ability and industry. 

If you'd like information about a career that gives you a 
business of your own, with no slow climb up a seniority 
ladder and no ceiling on earnings, write Mr. H. C. Chaney, 
Director of Agencies, 501 Boylston Street, Boston 17, Mass. 


Robert N. Samuels and family, Denver, Colorado 

These Lehigh University men are New England Mutual representatives: 

Dean Carey, '31, Wilkes-Barre 

David Marks. Jr., C.L.U.. '32, Gen. Agt.. New York City 

Robert E. Goodman, '42, New York 

They can give you expert counsel on "Living: Insurance"— a 
uniquely liberal and flexible life insurance progrram tailored to 
fit your family's needs. 








— Wood & Steel 



Factory : 

I/. BKVAN, '21 


General Offices: 
370 Lexington Ave. 
New York 17. N. Y. 

about 180 form letters to be sent to 
the non-subscribing members of the 
class. I was surprised to learn the 
number of fellows who do not get the 
Bulletin and I was also surprised at 
the number of returns I have received 
with improper addresses. 

At any rate, the interesting part is 
that by virtue of suitable remarks on 
the form letter. I was able to black- 
mail two letters out of two of the new 
subscribers: one was from Sam Hall 
and the other was from Harold Boacli- 
lor. It is of course unusual to be able 
to publish two letters in the same col- 
umn and I hope that more are forth- 

I regret to announce the death on 
April 11 of Theodore 1*. Hindson, and 
am sorry that I have no information as 
to the circumstances or his family's 
address. I will attempt to get it and if 
any of you are interested, please drop 
me a personal letter. 

"420-7 Kearney Avenue 
Ft. Leavenworth. Kans. 
April 22. 1950 
"Dear Bob; 

"It was good to hear from you and 
be reminded of our escapades of 20 
years ago. The time surely flies, does- 
n't it? 

"Well. I'm not exactly in the clink 
out here — I'm in the Command and 
General Staff College studying real 
hard. We have six hours of class a day 
and four hours of study each night. I 
just want you to know that so you tax- 

payers don't think we loaf on the job. 

"It has been a very interesting 
course. Most of it has been on tactics 
with which you doughfeet are more 
familiar, so it hasn't been easy for me. 
We're in the logistics phase now and 
I understand it a lot better. 

"Early in May we all go to San Di- 
ego, Calif, by air. to witness DEMON 
III, an operational exercise the Ma- 
rines will put on. You may have read 
about it in some of your local papers. 

"The course ends .June .30. and our 
next post will be the Erie Ordnance 
Depot, Lacarne. Ohio. It's on Lake 
Erie, about 3.5 miles east of Toledo. 

"How many younguns have you 
now'? We have three. Have we caught 
up to you? 

"We should be having a big reunion 
in 1951. shouldn't we? That will be 
our 20th. 

"Our buddy, ^lanfrcddy Haas, pre- 
ceded me out here by one year. He 
said he was going to Alaska. I must 
write to him. 

Sam (Hall)" 
"Spang-C half ant 
Division of National Supply Co. 
Etna. Pa. 
April 10. 1950 
"Hello Bob: 

"Nice to get your little note the 
other day. I signed up for the Bulle- 
tin, thanks to you. 

"It has been 23 years since we first 
ran into each other up on the frosh 

liiMd. vim liiuiw. WoMiliT hi'caiiic- 
111 Clnrciiri' Km Iri'V 

"1 hiivcu'l liciMi l);iili III llcl lilclii'iH 
since '31 — too buHV knocking around 
iryiiiK to learn something about whiil 
makes the world ■tliU,' I'm still 
sciircliing. The old school luis probably 
rhaugi'd in appparanci'. luil I guess I 
ciMild lind my way around. 

".\l 12. I still try to move around 
williout any snueaks. Have done quite 
:i l)il of deep-sea llshing off Hrielle, N. 
,1., in recent years. Caught a .'tO.'i-lb. 
swordllsh forty miles off shore the last 
time out. Did some skiing at Aspen, 
Colo., in .lanuary and February this 
year, and also managed to hit a dollar 
machine jack-pot while there. Of 
(bourse, the golf keei)s things moving 
too in the summertime. 

"Dro]) a line wlien the nostalgia of 
the good old days overtakes you. 
Butch (11. R. lieachler)" 


,:il Mimnldin Ave, UlaomfwUl, N. J. 

Your correspondent recently attend- 
ed the annual "L-in-Life" dinner of 
the New York Club and renewed many 
old acquaintances; sorry to say none 
were from our class. 

Among '33 men who are active in 
club affairs are; Johnny Oram, 28 S. 
27th St., Camp Hill. Pa., secretary of 
the Central Pennsylvania Club; Dour- 
Reed, 302 Broxton Rd.. Baltimore 12, 
Md.. past president of the Maryland 
Club; and Obie O'Brien, 7102 Rams- 
gate Rd.. Wood Acres, Washington Ifi, 
D. C. past secretary of the Washing- 
ton Club. There must be more, but un- 
less you tell me I have no way of 

Just received a delayed announce- 
ment that Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. 
P'ord have announced the engagement 
of their daughter, Harriet, to Bob 
Wall, 1521 Balltown Rd., Schenectady 
S. N. Y. Miss Ford is a graduate of 
Nott Terrace High School, Schenecta- 
dy, and Boston University. Congratul- 
ations. Bob. and best wishes to the fu- 
ture Mrs. Wall! 

Some new addresses — Karl Fi.slier, 

8 61 Winyah Ave., West field, N. .1.. and 
Bill Young, 2 3 70 Queen St., Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Your correspondent's son, Bill, .Jr.. 
probably Lehigh '55, was just elected 
to the National Honor Society at 
Bloomfield High School where he is 
also a member of the cross-country 
and track teams. 

{^icu4 94 f937 


Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa, 

With monotonous regularity the 
Class of 1937 has failed to have a col- 
umn in the Bulletin for almost two 


JUNE, 1 9 5 O 


years, and yet there are many '37 men 
who continue to maintain their inter- 
est in the University and the Alumni 
Association. However, so far none 
has volunteered to take over as a res- 
ular correspondent. How about it? 
Won't someone offer his services tor 
just one year? It will mean a lot to the 
class, which in two years will be cele- 
brating its fifteenth reunion. 

Speaking of reunion reminds me 
that even though we won't meet until 
1952, we already have a place for our 
class banquet. Jack Gordon has offer- 
ed us the use of his Millstream Inn lo- 
cated a few miles from Bath. In addi- 
tion Jack has sleeping accommoda- 
tions for about 2 men. Sounds like an 
ideal set-up, but I'll tell you now our 
fifteenth will depend entirely on the 
interest of you men. 

Principal reason for writing this col- 
umn is not to make you happy, but to 
tell you of the recent honor conferred 
on Dr. Nelson J. Leonard. Remember 
Nels as our honor graduate and Rhodes 
scholar? That he has lived up to his 
undergraduate record is evidenced by 
the $10,000 award he received recent- 
ly from the E. I. duPont de Nemours 
Company for fundamental chemical re- 
search. The award is intended to help 
the work of young men who show 
great promise in the field of chemis- 
try. Good work, Nels. We are proud of 


SS'ZS E. Monmouth Road 
Cleveland Heights IS, Ohio 

Did anybody miss us the last two 
months? After writing several col- 
umns out of thin air, we decided to 
adopt the policy: no mail, no column. 
This month we received a bit of mail. 


One of the postal items was a card 
from Helen and Bill Licsman announc- 
ing the birth of William Russell Lies- 
man, April 12, 1950. Vital statistics: 
weight — 10 pounds, length — 22 inch- 
es. There seems to be a question as to 
whether this is number two or three. 
In February '48, this column reported 
"The Liesmans are living at 425 Wind- 
sor St., Reading, where their family 
presently consists of a three-year-old 
son." Eight months later we wrote, 
"Bill reports that wife, Helen, and the 
two children are doing well . . ." Yeah, 
we took Biology I and II and we know 
that a lot can happen in eight months, 
but it just seems as though there 
would have been some mention in the 
intervening columns. After all, a baby 
of '39 hasn't really arrived until he's 
been recorded in the class column. 

The record is more certain on Alan 
S. Grant. On April 16, Carol presented 
him with seven-pound, twelve-ounce 
Kendall Chapman Grant. This was a 
repeat performance of a similar show 
which ran in '47 and '49, and the cur- 

rent total is three sons. What Lehigh 
spirit! The Grant menage is at 45 5 9 
W. 226th St., Cleveland 16. 


Although the dog hasn't bothered 
to tell us about it himself, Ted Thier- 
ry's engagement to Arline Marie Gehr- 
hardt of Preeport, L.I. was announced 
in late January. Our "usually reliable 
source" goes on to say that Ted "serv- 
ed overseas as chief project officer of 
the 9th Air Force, with the rank of 
major. He received the Bronze Star 
and Croix de Guerre." Unless he's gone 
and done it by now, Ted is still living 
at home, 1814 Marine Parkway, Brook- 

Another major taking a major step 
is Francis Clvill Lane of New Canaan, 
Conn. Lane's engagement, also an- 
nounced in January, is to Miss Marion 
Joanna Kiker of Reidsville, N. C. Dur- 
ing the war. Lane served in the Corps 
of Engineers. 


In both the April and May columns 
last year, we Winchelled that George 
Kheinfraiik had invented plastic skis 
which soon would be in production. 
Well, excuse us. please, AMERICAN 
GLASS REVIEW, we should have said 
glass skis! The aforementioned peri- 
odical gives out with the full dope on 
George's invention and even shows a 
picture of him surrounded by his prod- 
uct. Produced by Northland Ski Co., 
Northland, N. H., these skis are said 

to he vastly superior to the current 
wooden type. They have already been 
tried out by professionals in Vermont, 
New Hampshire, Idaho and California 
with considerable success and enthus- 
iastic reception. The product, on which 
George holds an inventor's patent, will 
be known as the Rheinfrank Glas-Ski. 


What was the name of that rugged 
classmate who played center during 
the halycon undergraduate days? 
1'ony Pamighetti ? ? ? Nope, it's An- 
thony Jerome Farmer: We've received 
word that Tony has officially changed 
his name. Unfortunately, no further 
dope is available, but when last we 
mentioned Tony (April '48) he was 
heading the Information and Service 
Bureau of the VA in Elizabeth, N. J. 
and was taking a night course in law 
at Rutgers. 


As mentioned earlier, there has 
been a small fiurry of activity in the 
mail department. On Western Brass 
Mills stationery comes a welcome let- 
ter from Court Carrier: 

"Why haven't you dropped in to see 
us in Chicago lately? I guess one rea- 
son may be that we haven't been there. 
I was transferred back to East Alton 
in January and expect to be here per- 
manently unless they change their 
minds later on. 

"At this point I am interested full 
time in the activities of our fabricat- 



iiiK division. Most of I lie iiil-\ii> work 
which wt< do Is staiiiplni; iind drnwIiiK 
til the copper nlloys which wi> produce 
in our own mill. However, we do fre- 
quentl.v fabricate steel and alunilnuni 
pnrts for our regular brass customers 
us n mailer of service and conveni- 

Court and I'.oll.v ,I;imc arc living al 
2452 Alby St.. Alton. 111., and invite 
■3!>ers passing throuKh to net In touch 
with them. 

T.A(J, YOl'KK it; 

Durlu.i; the literary drou.uht of these 
past few months, ye correspondent lab- 
ored and brought forth an idea. Ap- 
parently the class has fallen into the 
"let George do it" type of thinking 
when it conies to writing letters. Since 
we don't have enough guys named 
George to keep this column going, we 
are hereby initiating a plan. Each 
month we will name live stalwarts of 
'3!> who will be expected to send a let- 
ter to the correspondent. It's just that 
simple . . . we expect you to send a 
letter. You can write it. your wife can 
write it. or you can dictate it to your 
secretary . . . just as long as we get a 
letter. You can talk about yourself, 
your family. Freud. Dr. Kinsey. the 
mating habits of the duck billed platy- 
pus or the flowers that bloom in the 
spring tra la . . . just as long as we get 
a letter. If each of you plays along. 
we'll have plenty of material for the 
column and no one will be overworked. 
As a matter of fact, a quick check with 

I be slide rule shows thai yoni' I mil 
will come only once every two years. 
Of course, you can si 111 write without 
being lagged-thls two-year gimmick 
Is simply an irreducible minimum . . . 
or (|Uola. as you salesmen would call 
11. Here are the llrst live: ("liiii'lle .Mil, 
II. r. .\lilricli. I'aiil Itiii'dioloiiu'u , 
l''niiik liciill and l.oiii.s Hccr. You're it. 
tcllahs; llie next iiinvi' is yours. 'I'liir- 

eu^ a^ r94r 


ti.) Eiist Street, Fort Edward, N. Y. 

Dick Wiiri' has brought us up to 
dale on his latest activities in the fol- 
lowing letter: 

"If you were to f.'iiiii upon rccoiin 
of this letter it would not surprise me 
in Ihe least — except that you ought to 
be accustomed to such events now. 
Really, I managed to get one letter oft 
to Ben while he was the class corre- 
spondent. Ever since you 'took over' I 
have been intending to give you the 
doubtful pleasure of hearing from me. 
Proscrastination prevented, but seeing 
my name in the latest issue of the Re- 
view settled it. 

"I thought I had better set the rec- 
ord straight and indicate that my 
work is with this organization. (Let- 
terhead of Dick's letter reads Bureau 
of Governmental Research, 810 Far- 
well Bldg.. Detroit 26, Mich.) We are 
an independent and privately financed 

agency to give sonic ,il li'iii ion lo gov- 
ernmental problems in Michigan. 
Sometimes we are not wanted because 
some public olllcials iln iml w.iiil I hi' 
public to know of their Mclivilics. 'Pile 
best and most imporlaiu example of 
that was the rei'cnl luvesl Igalioii Inio 
welfare In Del roll and throughout the 
Slate. You may havt; seen llii^ Saliir- 
il.iy Evening I'osI slory on il last wln- 
Icr. We were behiiid I he si'cnes doing 
I lie work. 

"At I lie moiiieiil our largest task Is 
directing the research staff for a .lolnt 
Legislative Committee on State Ad- 
iiiiiiistrative Reorganization (Little 
Hoover Commission), I am on loan to 
iliem for 7.')% of my time as the as- 
sistant research director. This is a big 
project and will take until next .Janu- 
ary to coni|)lete. My only connection 
with Wayne University lies in the fact 
that we offer five fellowshijis each 
year and the boys do their field train- 
ing with us and their academic work 
at Wayne. I should add that my asso- 
ciation with this Bureau came about 
because Professor Schulz of the Le- 
high History and Government Depart- 
ment was once on the Bureau's staff. 

"About the nicest thing that hap- 
pened in the last year was a seven- 
week trip my wife and I had to France, 
Switzerland, Belgium, England, Scot- 
land and Ireland. I attended an eco- 
nomic conference in Switzerland — 
about 6 economists from Europe and 
the States. We combined this bit of 

One of .^nanij . . 

Complete indus- 
trial plants de- 
signed and con- 
structed by The 
Rust Engineering 




C. G. Thomburgh, '09 
John A. Patterson, '2^ 



J. Paul Scheetz, 
G. M. Rust, 


S. M. Rust, Jr., 
R. H. Wagoner, 


C. G. Thomturgh, Jr., '42 
Arthur M. Over, '4^ 


Donald E. Eamme, •IfS 
A. H. McKean, Jr., '.js 

JUNE. 1 9 5 O 


pleasant business with pleasure so 
tliat we had a 'grand tour' and a visit 
with relatives in Ireland. This sum- 
mer's vacation in New Hampshire will 
be tame in comparison. 

"Glad to note the Kalmbach tribe 
increases and trust that all goes well 
with you. Although I cannot get back 
to the campus this year I hope to 
make it for the 19 51 reunion." 

Let's hope Dick can steer clear of 
the "political" murders some of the 
more vocal columnists have been cred- 
iting to the fair state of Michigan. 

New addresses Include: Roy E. 
WoodliiiK, Ji'., Box 119, Hudson, Ohio; 
Charles H. Rcichardt, 5 Monroe Ave., 
Lawrenceville, N. J.; Maurice E. Tay- 
lor, 2016 B. Castor Ave., Philadelphia 
34, Pa.; Walter S. Holmes, Jr., 7 6 
Laurel Ave., Bloomfield, N. J.; Ray- 
mond R. Myers, 5 40 6 Georgetown Rd., 
Austin, Tex.; John JH. Mathewson, 
Acorn Lane, R.D. 2, Box 139-A, Hunt- 
ingdon Valley, Pa. 

Let me recommend Northern New 
York State — particularly Lake George 
— to any of you not yet decided on a 
vacation destination. And incidentally, 
stop to see the Kalmbachs. 


121 8. 5th Street, Philadelphia 6, Penna. 

After not missing a class column 
since taking over the job from Frank 
McKenna I finally missed one for the 
last issue. My youngest son returned 
from the hospital for the fourth time. 
and I didn't have time to get out a 
column, even if there had been some 
news to report. 

Bud McAfee and Dixie spent the 
weekend with Ralph Moss and Jean 
recently. It was the first time I had 
seen Mac in quite a while. He not only 
has all of his hair, but looks as if his 
work with National Dairies agrees 
with him. 

I recently had a telephone call from 
Dick Melius, who was home from 
Washington for the weekend. He re- 
ports that all is well with his growing 
family and that Bob Beck, who lives 
near him, has got things under con- 

Our old faithful, Al Horka, dropped 
me a line and I'll let him give you the 
dope in his own words. 

"By not being in your office one day 
last week, and earning some poor tax- 
payer's money you probably lost out 
on a good lunch that I was prepared 
to set up for you . . . 

"During the latter part of last year 
I ran into some changes in my life that 
had me losing a few nights of sleep. 
With the expectancy of a new addition 
to the family keeping things pretty 
keyed up, I also had a bitter experi- 
ence in that I found my job taken out 
from under me. The fact of relocating 
in new work was not too disturbing — 
rather, it was the financial investment 
that I suffered. Fortunately, within a 

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load. Whether your drive uses 2 belts or 22, you can depend on 
good V-Belt teamwork with Condor Whipcord V-Belts. 

Manhattan also manufactures Non-Spark and Oil-Proof V-Belts. 
Bulletin 6868-B gives you more details. Send for your copy now. 

^M raybestos- Manhattan inc. 



few weeks' time I managed to get my- 
self accepted by a conveyor belting 
firm to become their eastern represen- 
tative in a very specialized line of 
woven belting. My contacts now are 
chiefly with the candy producers in the 
east, and I might add with a very 
profitable start and promising future 

"For a rather brief run-down of 
personalities, I can offer the following 
... A few months ago at a New York 
City alumni gathering at the Prince- 
ton Club I was glad to see a good 
representation of our number. As I re- 
call. I met Bob Goortuian, Art Tallak- 
sen, John Quincy, Frank McKenna, 
and perhaps one or two others. If ever 
that was an indication of what fun can 
be had at these local alumni group 
gatherings, I hope I never miss anoth- 
er one. More recently at the North Jer- 
sey session at Newark (note how I 
manage to stick my neck into both 
New York and Northern Jersey alum- 
ni groups?) I found only old 'trusty' 
Bill Kauipfe (never known to fail at 
Newark) and Jim Bruen. And just a 
few weeks ago I attended the wrest- 
ling matches which were held at the 
NYAC club rooms. Here only Al Troni- 
er and myself upheld the '4 2 spirit — 
unless others hid in the dark corners. 
Incidentally, this match which Lehigh 
won was the first collegiate wrestling 

match ever televised. 

"Last week I made a business-social 

trip to the ivy halls on South Moun- 

tain. A Pennsylvania Candy Manufac- 
turers' Conference was being held in 
connection with the Lehigh Institute 
of Research and I made a one-day trip 
to see several people. You former 
Chems and Ch.E.'s of our class who 
have never been back may be interest- 
ed to know that our old 'sulfide hall' 
Chem building has gone through quite 
a number of physical changes. As far 
as that goes, the whole building seems 
to be overflowing with new modern 
equipment, research rooms, and the 
general atmosphere of a first class 
chemical and engineering building. 
Perhaps in my next letter I can tell 
more about my nostalgic reminiscen- 
ces in wandering around the buildings 
and the grounds. That new gym and 
swimming pool are a treat for any- 
one's eyes! 

"In turn with my candy contacts I 
called on none other than Dick Palmer 
last week. Dick is the Palmer of the 
R. M. Palmer Candy Co. up in Read- 
ing, and a big hand is due Dick for the 
success he has to show for himself. 

"In closing I wish I could convey 
one thought across to our scattered 
classmates. Of course I speak in speci- 
fic interest of my local picture but. in 
general, I'm sure for all club districts 
— let's get out and meet at these alum- 
ni group gatherings, and in BIG NUM- 
BERS! I know that this North Jersey- 
New York area should be the best for 
our representation and yet our show- 
ings are anything but encouraging . . . 



I'm enclosing a lunvsiJiiper clipiiliiK 
about one of our clusnialps. actually 
liiinted about a nioulli aj;o." 

Tli<> (llpplUK: "('aiil. IMilllp \V. Sail- 
la, .Ir. of Kanwood, N. .1.. has Iummi ap- 
pointed to the coinniandinK olll('c>r"s 
staff of the OSBSth Volunteer Air Re- 
serve Training Squadron as area eo- 
ordlnator oBlcer for the Plain lleld-Kan- 
wood - Scotch Plains - Cran ford - Rosel le 
area . . . 

"Captain Sailta, a native New Jer- 
seyan. is a graduate of niair Academy 
and Lebiirh University. When gradual- 
iuK from the latter in 1!)12 he received 
his ROTC commission as second lieu- 
tenant, immediately jioin.e; on active 
d\ity with the U. S. Air Force. After a 
2."i-month lour with the Sth Air Force 
in En.gland. he returned to the U. S. 
and reverted to inactive status Decem- 
Vier 31, lillf). Captain Saitta is associ- 
ated witli the Asbestos Corp. of Amer- 
ica and lives with his wife and sou at 
lt>5 Russell Rd.. Fauwood. 


/r8.i H". Vnion lilvil.. Bethlehem, Pa. 

Have just finished re-reading sever- 
al of my recent contributions to the 
Bulletin and, just as I suspected, they 
leave a lot to be desired. There has 
been a very noticeable lack of news 
and only a scattering of names in bold 
print. That is not my idea of a good 
class column. 

The situation is so bad. in fact, that 
the turning of a new leaf is absolutely 
necessary. And that involves all of us. 
I am. of course, at fault for not "need- 
ling" more of you into writing. It is a 
fairly simple matter, and even though 
the results are disappointing more of- 
ten than not, it should nevertheless be 
done. One response in five is better 
than none at all. 

On the other hand. I do feel that 
you should share some of the blame. 
It has been a darned meagre winter as 
far as correspondence is concerned. 
and I think it could have been much 
better. The time required to jot down 
a few lines of news on a postal is neg- 
ligible compared to the time required 
to put a column togetlier when tlie 
postal has not been received. Put an- 
other way — a 6 00-word column can be 
written in just as much time as it 
takes to write 600 words it there is 
news: while it is an all-night job if 
there is no news, and in the end the 
results are not worth the effort. j\ly 
"editorials" do not compare with a 
column packed with news of the com- 
ings and goings of members of the 

You will note above that my address 
has changed since the last column, and 
that I am now back in Bethlehem. The 
move followed my transfer from the 
metallurgical department in the Spar- 
row's Point Plant to the sheet sales de- 
partment. As is the case with all em- 
bryo salesmen, I must serve my ap- 

preullccsliip in I he liiniie olllce in 
liellilehem. How long that will be and 
what will happen next Is pretty much 
anybody's guess. 

The move. Incidentally, should help 
the situation with regard to the col- 
umn. My being in Hethlehem will in- 
crease the probability of chance meet- 
ings with any of you who should come 
to town for any reason. It will also 
make it possible for you to contact me 
when you do reach town, and 1 seri- 
ously and sincerely hope lluil you flu 
just thai. 

Shall cut this short. Could jirohably 
"fabricate" some news to make the 
column longer, luil I'm luil u|i to it to- 


.-,.-n W. .h-d St.. Bethlehem. Pa. 

Spring, ah beautiful spring, and the 
campus looks so pretty with blooming 
flowers and trees. Just think of the 
cases of spring fever among the stu- 
dents. As well as those among us 
"poor" working alumni. 

This morning Uene Ijaurencot drop- 
ped over to our apartment in the old 
Schwab House. Had a long chat about 
Lehigh and the class of '4.5. Rene will 
get his M.S. in civil engineering on 
.Tune 19 and then will re-enter the U. 
S. Army. 

Bill Pettit is working for Carnegie- 
Illinois Steel Corp. in their Costs and 
Statistics Division. Bill has seen Don 
Hanune who is now married and liv- 
ing in Dormont. rjini Kleckiier interned 
in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, and 
is now located in St. Louis, Mo. Jack 
Plippen and Bud McGrath, both class- 
mates of Bill Pettifs at Shady Side 
Academy and Lehigh, are frequent vis- 
itors at the Lehigh Alumni Club of 
Pittsburgh. Their weekly meetings are 
held each Monday at Dutch Henry's. 

Dick .Torgeiison has sent me the fol- 
lowing info on these men: 

Malcolm P. Cro«-ther: Mai and Nina 
just celebrated their fifth wedding an- 
niversary on the tenth of March, so 
time's been moving right along. They- 
've got a youngun. Mac, who is well 
on the way to being a good prospect 
for a Lehigh wrestling team in the fu- 
ture. (If you talk to Nina, she'll blame 
Jorgenson tor this.) However, by this 
time there probably are four in that 
family. They have a nice home in Mau- 
mee. Ohio, which is just down the 
Maumee River from Toledo. Mai is 
connected with Glass Fibers, Inc. and 
he's keeping active in the Naval Re- 
serve. He is playing basketball on the 
local Navy team, and he managed to 
work in one of those Key West cruises 
back in January. 

Harry G. Dow: Harry keeps himself 
in Pittsburgh most of the time, al- 
though he says he does get around the 
country a gofJd bit. He's connected 
with liis dad, and they're district 

agents for llie I'eiin-MarylniKl Sleani- 
slilp Corp,, located In the Oliver Hulld- 
ing. Harry left Lehigh during Ihe war, 
and went to the University of Haiti- 
more, or Maryland, for his degree. 

William li. Inglls: l.ill .ind I'lx live 
oul ill Claredoii Hills, 111., uilli llieir 
daughter and two sons in :i nice new 
liome. It's all built now, but al one 
lime visitors would be met with a 
hammer or a shovel — to be used of 
course. Rill went back to Lehigh and 
linislied up his work there. Since that 
lime he has been connected with Mar- 
sliall Field & Co. in Chicago. For some 
lime he was their Iradlc manager, but 
now he's connected willi the furniture 
end of the business. 

Joliii A. .Johnson: Jack and Shirley 
were residents of Bethlehem until last 
Fel)ruary. and now they're located in 
Jamestown, N. Y., where Jack's con- 
nected with the Blackstone Corp. Jack 
stayed in the Naval Air Corps until 
1!)<1S, tlien he was released. He mar- 
ried Shirley and they spent enough 
time in Bethlehem lo finish his course 
in I.E. We don't know what he's doing 
v.ith Blackstone. but that outfit makes 
wasbin.g machines, so he could he do- 
ing almost anything. What's the story 

William D. Miller: Bill and Ruth 
live in their nice home in Cranford, 
N. J., and they're going into their 
sixth year of married life, with two 
sons to show for it. Bill has recently 
been promoted to a field superintend- 
ent for Esso Standard, so is making 
his mark. He finished up at Leliigh 
with a degree in C.E. Bill is keeping 
active with the Naval Reserve, and is 
probably down in Virginia now. 


•77 Park Terrace We.sf, New York, N. Y. 

By the time tliis column is read I 
will have moved once again (the fifth 
time in the last 20 months), so please 
note the new address. This, I hope, 
w-ill be permanent, at least for a year 
or two, anyway. My wife and I are not 
used to living in the great big city but 
found that it was quite necessary since 
I am working in New York and it has 
been taking me an hour and forty-five 
minutes to commute (each way) to 
work; now it is only 1.5 minutes away. 
Vv''e are in a pretty nice spot though, 
with a large park on one side and 
Baker Field (Columbia) on the other. 
Well, so much for that. 

I saw Maurice (Dinty) Deane last 
night and he looks happily engaged 
and prosperous. Dinty is expecting to 
take the big leap in December. 

Very little other news has been 
forthcoming. By the time the next is- 
sue of the Bulletin goes to press I hope 
to have some information on our 1951 
reunion committee. Any suggestions 
or ideas on our fifth reunion are more 
than welcome — let's hear from you! 

JUNE. 1 9 5 O 


^«44 dj< r947 


Z^2 North St., White Plains, N. Y 

We received a letter from Frank 
Prischkoi'ii, class of 194D: "About six 
weeks ago I had reason to be in 'Slop- 
py Joe's' bar in Havana, Cuba, one eve- 
ning. While there I ran across another 
alumnus and we sat around to discuss' 
old times on the campus. 

"Paul Ustrada was the other alum- 
nus. He graduated in February '4 7 
and returned to his home in Cuba upon 
graduation. His family has interests in 
sugar and for the first year or so he 
was on a plantation working as au en- 
gineer and now he is back in Havana 
in the offices. Just what his job is now 
I don't know, but he is looking fine 
and has put on some weight in the past 
three years. He is also still a single 

"If any other alumnus should ever 
happen to be in Havana and really 
want a 'grand tour' of the city, he 
should contact Paul. That boy knows 
his way around and can speak the lan- 
guage. Some of the women are terri- 

Howard Clinton Noble was married 
to Miss Alice McAden Jones on April 
22. Last month I gave details regard- 
ing the engagement. All is the same 
except the size of the wedding. There 
were ten bridesmaids and ten ushers. 
Big doings! 

Now for the usual changes in ad- 
dress. Lou Domeratzky has moved to 
812 Boston St.. Lynn, Mass.; Bob 
Hartman resides at 90 E. Logan St., 
Philadelphia; Ray Miller lives at Tam- 
many Lane, Route 2, Williamsport, 
Md.; Bill Whigham is at 1 South Crest 
Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn. 

I am running late this month, so re- 
gret that this note is short. Will try 
to do better next month. 


133 Franklin 8t., Shillington, Pa. 

Strike One! We missed our first col- 
umn last month, and we hope you 
missed it too. The only excuse we can 
offer is that buying a house, moving, 
and getting settled takes a great deal 
of time. Not that we are settled com- 
pletely yet, but missing one column 
at a time is enough. 

Even though we should have a back- 
log of two months' correspondence 
from you fellows to report on, the lack 
of direct mail may indicate that there 
are quite a fev\' of you in the process 
of moving too. 

Mrs. Earl Lambert came up with a 
terrific idea. As long as her husband 
claimed that he was too busy to write, 
she took it upon herself to report in 
for the family. Girls, we'd just as soon 
hear from you. That may be the an- 
swer to our correspondence problem. 

The Lamberts are now i3i Ciifcon, N. 
J., where Earl commutes daily to his 
accounting job at Cooper Union in New 

York City. Mrs. Lambert extends a 
cordial invitation to fellow '48er8 to 
drop in some time for a visit. 

Received a three-page letter from 
HoI> l4osener, who is in sales with the 
Weintraub Uniform Co. in Philadel- 
phia. He especially called our atten- 
tion to the fact that the work had no 
connection with engineering. 

Bob passes on a few bits of gossip 
concerning some classmates. Brother 
AI Kosener was married in Ferjruary 
and now lives in Rome, N. Y., where 
he is a chemical engineer with General 
Cable Company, .lay Scliucher teamed 
up with a Cedar Crest alumna and the 
happy couple live in Philacelphia 
where Jay is connected with tlie Frank- 
lin Electric Company. Maurice Bick, 
who is in Newark as a chemical engi- 
neer in the detergent field, recently 
became engaged. 

Another short postcard from Char- 
lie Palmer advises us that he expects 
to receive his MS in June. Congratuia- 

lions, you-all! Charlie has been in 
Virginia since his Lehigh days, and ih 
looking forward to gettinK back up in 
Yankee territory before he develop.s 
too much of a drawl. 

A clever card from the Curt Ban- 
kins, of Port Chicago, Calif., announces 
the arrival of a second daughter, Di- 
ane Ruth, weight 10 lbs., 12 oz. The 
first daughter was born just before 
graduation. We'll need a boy for Le- 
high, Curt. 

A pack of newspaper clippings is the 
source of most of the rest of the news, 
and they all announce weddings or 
weddings-to-be. Drummer-man George 
Kahler tied the knot April 17 with 
"Hot-Lips" Paul Ale.\y as best man. 
George is with Pennsylvania Power 
and Light Co. in Allentown. Another 
classmate who jumped into wedded 
bliss (?) is Bob Sawhill, who is a 
member of the editorial staff of the 
Pekin Daily Times, Pekin, 111. 

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Times iinnoHiicps the enKi>Koii>''"l •''" 
Norm Hiitr, In .\iiollu>r Ce(l;:r Ci'ost ciil 
Norm Is lunv In tin- N.Y.U. I,n\v Scliool. 
Thi> Slime pnpor a few weiks later car 
ried an artii-le on the en.uuKoiiRMit of 
(ieorse Helm, who is with the textile 
hrolverane lirm of lleineman & Seiil- 
maii in New York. It was es|)ecia!ly In- 
teresting to see that the article listed 
the local liChlKh Club as one of 
George's activities. An early June wed- 
ding is planned by Ho^ii- l,inili;nivc, 
now of Montdair. N. .1. 

We learned through another clip- 
ping that (Jrant Kiscli of Huntington. 
N. Y., sailed for Kuropo to take up his 
new post as Central European repre- 
sentative for IngersoU-Rand Company. 

A news release from Harvard Uni- 
versity announced that Holi Mci-tz, now 
attending L:iw School tiiere. was elect- 
ed Develoimients Editor of the Har- 
vard Law Review, the nation's oldest 
student law ma.eazine. Nice goins. Bob. 

By ihe time you read this column, 
we hope we will have seen a goodly 
number of you at our informal second 
reunion. Let's hear from you. 

p. W. McRAVEN 

l.\',l S. Troost St.. Tulsa, Okla. 

I am proud of you fellowj this 
month in that I have found that some 
of you really do know how to write. 
Further, since all I know is what I 
read in your letters, I can think of no 
better way to write this column than 
to just do some quoting. Let's start 
with this one from Bill ])iehl. 

"In response to your pleas for news 
for the Alumni Bulletin, I've got a 
little story on John A. Russell, ,l»-. Jack 
and I 'veve the only two engineers get- 
ting into Bethlehem Steel's sales loop 
course. After completing the first six 
months' phase of our training pro- 
gram. Jack decided to pass up a bright 
future with Betlilelieni m favor of 
something which seemed more import- 
ant to him. He decided to study for 
the ministry and so fulfill a desire he's 
had ever since he returned to Lehigh 
from the Navy. Jack took his new 
bride Gladyse to Italy and both are 
uow working in an orphanage near 
Naples. Jack's letters tell of much 
poverty and hopelessne.'-s in Naples to- 
day. This September he plans to enter 
a seminary in Scotland for the first of 
three more years of college work. 

"To me. Jack's decision took a great 
deal of courage. After studying electri- 
cal engineering for many years, land- 
ing a good job with Bethlehem Steel 
and getting married. Jack had the 
courage to follow his heart and give it 
all up in favor of an orphanage in 
Naples. I'm sure he and his wife would 
be glad to hear from the old gang. The 
address is: John A. Russell. Jr., % 
Dr. Teofilo Santl, Italian Service Mis- 
sion, Palazzo della Provincia, Stanza 
16, Naples, Italy. Jack says to write 
air mail since regular mail takes three 

"I'm in Ihe si'cond phasi' ol a lii'lh- 
lehcm Steel training program In sales 
engineering. When I'm through with 
the training program (in about \ 1, 
more years) I'll be going out to land 
contracts for bridges, building.-), etc., 
for the fabricated steel division of 

"My wife gave birtli lo :i baiiy girl 
about three months ago, so things are 
always hopping now. She's a redhead 
just like her pop. Named Shelley Lin- 

"Hope the Jack Russell item is news 
to you. I'd bate to have my llrsl letter 
to you be full of old news." 

Incidentally, Bill's address is 222 S. 
l.'ith St., Allentown, Pa. Bill makes us 
feel fortunate to have John Russell 
for a classmate, doesn't he? 

Hero is a letter we received from 
Dick Henner. 

"Was glancing through the Aprii 
edition of the Alumni Bulletin when 
I realized it was high time I forced 
my carcass up to the writing taiile to 
jot you a few lines. Then, too, being 
as you are about 1.500 miles away I 
can tell you most anything with little 
fear of having a grapevine or cradle 
hold tossed at me. No offense. Mac. 
Dick Benner speaking. You know , Mac, 
you and I were the proud fathers who 
compared notes on our kids at Sum- 
mit Street and Carlton Avenue. 

"I think by now, though, I may be 
one up on you. Since I saw you last, 
a new future Lehigh 'grad' has en- 
tered the picture — c'.ass of '72 — name, 
Dennis Edward. He dropped by at an 
appropriate time too — December 31 at 
8:00 P.M. Just in time to legitimately 
rob the government of more income 
tax revenue. Small wonder my office 
colleagues walk by me and snicker 
'lucky.' 'planned jobber,' etc. That 
makes two sons in '49. Mac; the other 
one dropped in in February — name 
Richard Owen Jr. Consequently, Le- 
high will have two track and cross- 
country men come '71 and '72, maybe. 
Can't tell. They might like Lafayette 
or even worse — wrestling, tch, tch. 

"In a more serious vein, time cer- 
tainly flies after you graduate. I can 
hardly believe it will be a year since 
I graduated come June. Where are the 
boys we graduated with? Whdt are 
they doing now? Are they married? 
These and many other thoughts pierce 
my skull cap as I remember my days 
at Lehigh. 

"And speaking of Lehigh, a revolu- 
tionary change has taken place in the 
athletic plant. The new addition makes 
an athlete's dream come true. You 
especially should see the gigantic 
wrestling room. It is out of this world. 
To give you an idea of its size, you 
could almost put four of the old wrest- 
ling rooms in it. Pass the word along 
to the boys — the new gymnasium is a 
'must see' this coming alumni reunion. 
It makes me want to study for my 
Master's degree at Lehigh. 

"As to the reunion, Mac, are there 
any special plans for the class of '49 

as Id p;ir;iclr rostuMics. rruninn iliiiiicr, 
get liigi'l hers, clc. I.c I rue know if you 
hi'ar anylbing. I'll liii I lie same Incl- 
ilenlally, if I can help you oul with in- 
formalion, etc. at any time, drop nie 
a line. The address Is DiiK llinin'r. .si I 
Itaska St.. Bethlehem, l';i. 

"Now tor a slioi't nip :cl I be 'i^'orty- 
Niners' on Parade- 

"Curl Kleckncr — Bell 'rcliqibnne in 
Philadelphia. Exijcc'ting a new arrival 
at any moment. 

"Kd Krnst — Burroughs Adding Ma- 
chine, Philadelphia. Tennis team stal- 
wart al Lehigh. 

"Wliiley Collins — Burroughs, I'liila- 
deli)hia. BasplKill :iiiil basketball star 
at Lehigh. 

"Hcrni ilastlanclli — Brooklyn (!as 
and lOlvctric. Wrestling Star. 

"I'aul Jjini — Internal Revenue field 
agent. Works in the Bethlehem area 
at present. Wrestling Star. 

"John Gibbons — Internal Revenue 

"Jim Case, ISill (Jrcenanioyer, KianU 
Dunslan, l>icU Hcniicr — all at Uethli- 
hem Steel in Bethlehem. 

"PilgTini ^IcHaven — Brown Instru- 
ment Co. Now sells industrial instru- 
ments to all the wolf i)acks, coyotes 
and mountain lions in the state of 
Oklahoma, Ark., and other points on 
the fringe of civilization. The real pi- 
oneer! Cheer up, Mac, this last line 
was a check to see that you did not 
fall asleep reading this letter. 

"I intend to drop you a line as I get 
more and more information about the 

"Good luck to you out there where 
the hounds bid the wolves good night." 

For the benefit of Dick as well as 
the rest of you, I will now pass on the 
following information about the alum- 
ni reunion for this June. The Associa- 
tion banquet will be held June 16 and 
tickets will be $.5.00 each and must be 
purchased in advance from the Alum- 
ni Office. I suggest that for complete 
details you write Len Schick at the 
alumni office. 

To continue with our parade of let- 
ters, let's see what Ed Leaton has to 

"Will make this short and sweet as 
I'm very pressed for time — and you 
can quote me on that. This spring, in 
addition to my duties as instructor 
and student I Yale), I've been running 
all over the country on job hunts. And 
in the bargain, I've been busy getting 
myself engaged (as of May 6). Inci- 
dentally, I finally caught her — Joanne 
Griffin, by name. (I kept running after 
her until she turned around and trip- 
ped me — as the old gag goes.) 

"So with only 24 hours allotted me 
each day, I've been unable by myself 
to get '49er Newsletter' rolling out, 
and assistants have been quite lacking 
(or perhaps bashful). Anyone wishing 
to edit a sterling little publication, at 
least until I'm settled down, please 
write me at Mason Lab, Yale Univer- 

JUNE. 1 9 5 O 


Then too, our old buddy Milt Allen 
has a few things to say: 

"Here is a little info about myself 
for your column. I worked on the con- 
struction of the Little Pine Creek Dam 
at Waterville, Pa. from June '49 until 
April '50. At that time I traded my 
commission as a 1st lieutenant in the 
Infantry Reserve for a Regular Army 
commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the 
Corps of Engineers and am planning 
to make the army my career. 

"On April 20 I returned to the Le- 
high Valley and made a speech before 
a joint meeting of the Lehigh Valley 
Chapter of the ASCE, the Lalayette 
Student Chapter, and the Lehigh Stu- 
dent Chapter. The talk dealt with the 
construction of the Pine Creek Dam 
and was of interest since there was 
considerable research done at Lehigh 
for this project. I would be glad to 
hear from any of the '49ers but espec- 
ially the CB's." 

eUa^ o^ f950 


407 Belaware Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. 

There hasn't been much news since 
last month, gang. I watched for some 
familiar faces over Houseparty Week- 
end and managed to find three slightly 
recognizable ones. 

Bob Heeb has returned to Bethle- 
hem to accept a. cost accountant'b posi- 
tion with Arbogast & Bastian in Al- 
lentown. So far he has done nothing 
but watch liundreds of pigs become 
pork and write reports on the proced- 
ure "from a cost accountant's view- 

"Dunny" Sheldon is no longer sell- 
ing St. Charles' Kitchens, but has now 
accepted an offer by I.B.M. liere in 
Bethlehem. He can't seem to get away 
from this fair city although "I expect 
to be transferred within a year." 

Paul Fischer, working for DuPont 
in sales training for the Explosives Di- 
vision, is here in Bethlehem almost 
every weekend — not on the expense ac- 

I also have a little news on Dave 
Entwistle who is now an underwriter 
in the Inland Marine Department of 
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. in lit- 
tle old New York. 

See you next month. Let's hear from 


C. J. Miller, '88 

Charles J. Miller, electrical appara- 
tus inventor of Summit, N. J., died 
there at the Overlook Hospital on May 

Mr. Miller, who was born in Bethle- 
hem, studied electrical engineering at 
Lehigh and attended New York Law 
School with the class of 1900. He was 
employed by Baldwin Locomotive 
Works in Philadelpliia and the Con- 
solidated Edison Co. of New York, and 
in 19 01 invented a heavy stroke gong 
for railroad crossings which was one 

of the first automatic railroad signal 
devices of its type. He also invented 
the wire gauge used to determine the 
amount of voltage that could be passed 
safely through a wire. 

He joined the New York Life Insur- 
ance Co. in 1902 and was a sales rep- 
resentative in the New York office un- 
til he retired in 19 40. During these 
■years he received top honors at sev- 
eral sales congresses. 

Mr. Miller was a member of the 
Madison Elks Club and Overlook 
Lodge 163, F. & A. M., and the Old 
Guard and Crystal Lodge 250, lOOP, 
all of Summit, N. J. He is survived by 
two daughters, Mrs. Wilfrid Wood and 
Mrs. Francis Coult, and two .grand- 

W. J. Dcch, 'C3 

The Rev. Walter Joseph Dech died 
March 19 at his home, 20 6 W. Park 
Ave., Myerstown, Pa. Until his retire- 
ment last year he was pastor of the 
Zion Evangelical CongregHtional 
Cliurch in Myerstown. 

Born in Bethlehem, Mr. Dech re- 
reived liis B.A. degree from Lehigli, 
where he was elected to Phi Beta Kap- 
pa. He taught at Bethlehem Prepara- 
tory School from 18 93 to 1896, and in 
1897 became pastor of the Daniels- 
ville Evangelical Congregational 
Church. From 1898 until 1929 he was 
professor of Greek and German at Al- 
bright College in Myerstown, being ac- 

tive there in athletics and, for a num- 
ber of years, faculty advisor; in 1930 
he accepted the call to Zion Church. 
He was one of Myerstown's leading 
citizens and served at one time on the 
Borough Council. 

Mr. Dech is survived by a daughter, 
three sons and one brother. 

.1. F. Van Bent hc^m, '!).■> 

John Frederick Vaniienthem van den 
Bergh, civil engineering graduate and 
for many years a professional engineer 
in The Hague, Holland, died there on 
April 9. This information was received 
in a letter sent by his daughter to Mr. 
C. F. Townsend, and we are taking 
the liberty of quoting parts of it in this 

"The Hague, May 16 
van Wyngaerden Str. 2 9 
"Dear Mr. Townsend: 

"This morning I received your let- 
ter addressed to my father and I'm 
afraid my reply is going to be some- 
thing of a shock to you. I'm terribly 
sorry to have to inform you that my 
father died on Easter Sunday, the 9th 
of April, after having been ill for about 
six montlis. He suffered from cancer 
of the stomach, but although mortally 
ill he remained in full possession of 
all his faculties until the end. He knew 
all along that he couldn't get well 
again, but was so very brave about it, 
facing death like a hero. One of his 
last wishes was to have engraved upon 
his tombstone the proud fact that he 

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"He wa.>i always .so pnthetlrally 
prond ot the fact that he was »n Amer- 
ican civil engineer, and not without 
reason, I think. He always used to 
have his diploma in a frame hanging 
upon the wall In his room and kept it 
with him. even In hospital. According 
to another of his last wishes, it will 
now be returned to Lehiph, to be kept 
there together with another possession 
ot his he sent along himself some time 
ago, as yon may probably know. A 
member ot our family, who is leaving 
for the States on the 30th o'' this 
month, will take it along and see to it 
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with my two daughters. Nanette and 
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E. 15. Kdfierton, 'IMS 

Earle Bradford Kdgerton, former 
special features editor of the Boston 
(Mass.) Globe, died at liis home in Ar- 
lin.eton. Mass. on April !) after an 
eight-weeks' illness, and only two 
weeks after the death of his only son. 

Mr. Edgerton had been employed by 
the Boston Globe tor 3 5 years prior to 
his retirement in 1941 at the age of 
6 5. He had been reporter, desk man 
and night editor before taking over 
the Special Features Department. 

Mr. Edgerton's survivoriS Include his 
wife. Mrs. Amy Edgerton, and two 

.A. \V. IJayaid, '00 

Albert William Bayard, co-founder 
and president of La Hacienda, Spanish 
language export magazine of New 
York, died at his home in Short Hills, 
N. J. on April 10 after a long illness. 

Mr. Bayard came to Lehigh from 
Washington, D. C, and before being 
graduated with honors as a mechani- 
cal engineer he won the Wilbur Prize 
in freshman mathematics, authored 
the Price Prize Essay, served on the 
Brown and White Board and as class 
historian his junior year, was a mem- 
ber of the Mathematical Club, Forum, 
Economic Society, Mechanical Engi- 
neering Society, Tennis Club and Tau 
Beta Pi. 

Mr. Bayard's first position wa- with 
the Buffalo Forge Co.. Buffalo, N. Y., 
and when the president of that firm de- 
cided to found a new type of export 
magazine Mr. Bayard was appointed 
manager of the new publication, steer- 
ing it on a successful course. Except 
for a leave of absence during the first 
world war he remained with the maga- 
zine as secretary and general manager, 
becoming president in 1934. 

J. H, Chickeiing, 01 

James Hamilton Chickering, who 
until his retirement in 1930 was direc- 
tor of the Oil Well Supply Co. of 
Pittsburgh, died at his home in Oil 
City on May 5. 

Born in New York City, Mr. Chick- 
ering attended grade schools in Oil 
City, the Stevens School in Hoboken, 
N. J., and Bethlehem Preparatory 
School before matriculating at Lehigh, 
where he was a member of Chi Psi 
fraternity. In 1899 he became associ- 
ated with the Oil Well Supply Co., 
serving as a director and in other cap- 

acities ujilil llii' Itrm was lioiiglil by 
the U. S. Steel Cor]), in 1930. 

A civic leader of Oil Clly. Mr. Chick- 
ering served as dircclor ol' I lie (hi (Uty 
National Hank and the Oil I'iiy llospl- 
Inl. and was president of the hospital 
board in 1925. During th.- llrsl world 
war he played a prominent role In 
heading different succe.isful drives and 
campaigns. He was a |)roinin('nt Mason 
and Kiwanii.n. serving as second presi- 
dent of the local Kiwanis Club in 1923 
and as lieutenant governor of Kiwanis 
International in 1924-25. He was also 
a vestryman unci senior warden ot 
Christ Ei)iscopal Church and a mem- 
ber of the executive council of the 
Erie diocese. Club memberships in- 
cluded Wanango Country Club and 
Oil City. Boat Club. 

Surviving Mr. Chickering are his 
W'ife, the former Helen Sbejiard; three 
sons and a daughter, and two sisters. 

H. J$. .Staab, '11 

Harold Burton Staab, former east- 
ern sales manager for William cv Har- 
vey Rowland, Inc. of Philadelphia, 
died November 19, 1949 of coronary 
thrombosis. He was stricken in Ro- 
chester. N. Y. while on a business trip. 

Native and life-long resident of 
Northampton, Mass., Mr. Staab was 
well known in that locality for his in- 
terest in civic affairs and as an officer 
of the Society for the Preservation and 
Encouragement of Barber Shop Quar- 
tet Singing in America. (See 1914 class 
column.) Always interested in music, 
Mr. Staab was soloist for musical clubs 
at Massachusetts State College, which 
he attended for one year before en- 
tering Lehigh. Here he was a mem- 
ber ot the Glee Club, the Minstrel 
Shows, various quartets, and the sing- 
ing groups in his fraternity, Theta Xi. 
He was the composer of two songs 
published in the Lehigh Song Book of 

Among his survivors is his wife. 

J. L. Kosminsky, '28 

Jack Laurie Kosminsky, Business 
Administration graduate, died Septem- 
ber 12, 1949, of a heart attack, pre- 
sumably in Los Angeles, Calif., where 
he had made his home the past 15 or 
20 years. 

Mr. Kosminsky was born in York 
and was graduated from Swarthmore 
Preparatory School prior to entering 
the University. After receiving his de- 
gree here he worked out of Reading as 
a salesman for the Arthur Perry C^Jo. of 
Philadelphia and then Parrish & Co. 
of New York. In 1931 he became of- 
fice manager for E. H. Rollins & Sons, 
an investment firm, and some years 
later was sent to the west coast as 
salesman for the company. Remaining 
in California, he joined the engineer- 
ing department of Lockheed Aircraft 
Corp. in Burbank, and during the war 
was with the Army Air Forces' East- 
ern Procurement District at Los An- 

Among the survivors are Mr. Kos- 
minsky's wife and a brother.